Is their hope for the incarcerated? Anything is possible with God. Jesus told the criminal next to him on the cross that “today you will be with me in paradise” after he acknowledge who Jesus is. That was 1 out of 2. The other abused Jesus and ridiculed him.
- “Most of the 2.3 million people now incarcerated in America will return to their communities, and few will have been improved by their experiences inside.
- “It is said that a convict’s successful reentry into society begins the day he enters a correctional facility, as prison administrators prefer to call their institutions.
- “But the criminal-justice system is failing to accomplish lasting correction: More than half of released prisoners are arrested again in the first year, more than two-thirds within three years, more than three-quarters within five years.