Prison Ministry

For Dignity is a non-profit 501(C3) organization that helps incarcerated women find hope, healing, and emotional freedom. Through onsite visitations, free resources, and correspondence, the For Dignity team provides encouragement, mentorship, and discipleship to women behind bars.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help women in prison find hope and emotional freedom. Through your generous support, we can continue to reach into the darkest places with the transforming, life-giving love of God.

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…I was in prison, and you came to me. Mathew 25:36 ESV

To read past prison updates, including photos and audio clips, click on the email links below.

Central Mississippi Correctional Facility
Prison Update January 2019

Central Mississippi Correctional Facility
Prison Update April 2019

Facts and Stats

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

750%
From 1980 to 2017, the number of women in jails and prisons in the U.S. grew 750%. Over 225,000 women are incarcerated today.

2.2M
In 1972, there were only 200,000 people incarcerated in the United States. Today that number has grown to 2.2 million

$87B
Our spending on jails and prisons reached $87 billion in 2015, an increase of 1000% from the $7.4 billion spent in 1975.

25%
The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population but nearly 25% of its incarcerated population

4.5K
Some 4,500 children are housed in adult jails and prisons on any given day in America.

100%

Every state in America has capacity to house juveniles separate from adults but many refuse to do so.

Facts taken from EIJ.org and Prisonpolicy.org