Research by Topic: ex-offender-re-entry

Free … at last?

Published August 14, 2017

By Susan Gottshall What I remember most after my visit to Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) is Deborah.* Her face. Her story. That scar on her chin, is it a memento from her childhood scrapbook of abuse? What about the earlobe scars? Are they reminders of her seven-year relationship with an abusive drug dealer? Deborah’s face, […]

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New pastor installed at ABHMS-supported church in women’s prison

Published July 20, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/19/16)—On June 25, the Rev. Dr. Kimberly LaPlante was installed as new pastor of Church of Hope, which is housed inside South Dakota Women’s Prison, Pierre. The only American Baptist church inside a prison, Church of Hope has a church council and a vital congregation that gathers several times weekly for […]

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Prisoner Re-entry and Aftercare Ministries

Published January 18, 2016

The reality of incarceration is not only painful and devastating but also closer to us than we would like to admit. By the end of 2009, more than 1.6 million people were reported to be behind bars, either in state or federal prisons. This means that one in every 31 adults is under correctional control […]

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