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  1. Kacie

    Oh I learned so much from this. I do understand the dire situation of needing a job but are unable to find one due to a felony conviction and a felony is a felony no matter what the crime, correct?

    I have mixed feelings, but having worked in an industry with some felons, I can tell you they were some of the hardest workers I know.

    • dustyluthy

      Correct…you can have a felony drug charge or a felony who knows what else. You don’t have to go to jail/prison to have a felony though, which I didn’t know. And I think there might be different degrees of felony? And yes, I understand the mixed feelings!!! Not everyone wants to be rehabilitated or work hard, but to assume that all felons/convicts don’t is wrong, too.

  2. Jeff

    When you take your first steps behind the big metal door and it slams is quite overwhelming for most. You see a population of a small city behind four walls and everyone is looking at you; the guards are watching you making sure you don’t pass anything. The inmates are looking at you to size you up to see what’s your angle, are you there to impress, are you there to preach, are you there to show the love of God. And they can figure you out in 10 seconds.

    Prison ministry is very rewarding and very taxing at the same time.

  3. Sarah Terry

    “A chaplain at one of the facilities said he had contacted more than 100 churches about contributing Christmas gifts of hygiene items for male inmates — and received zero replies.”

    This is highly disturbing. Please put me in touch with this chaplain. I’ll take it to my church and to the many compassionate folks I know. Thank You.

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