Read How the Christian Community can Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals


The Baptist Standard: Marcus Franklin | April 28, 2022


More than 600,000 people—roughly the population of El Paso—are released from incarceration in the United States every year. Each one enters a community that can facilitate or hinder the reentry process.


Jesus made clear his followers are to care for those society deems the “least of these” (Matthew 25:31-46). How will we, as Christians, help the formerly incarcerated address and overcome challenges, barriers and stigmas toward successful reentry?


Here, at the end of National Second Chance Month, let’s consider how the Christian community effectively can meet the goal of facilitating successful reentry through relationships and diverse skillsets.


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