These selected articles help communicate the context and success of the Prison Seminary Model as a proven method of prison reform. Hear from third-party primary sources, journalists and researchers, who have visited various prison seminaries and from the primary source — the inmates, men and women, who have graduated from a prison seminary and are still serving the remainder of their sentence behind bars. All of the articles help give a glimpse of the individual and corporate transformation that takes place inside the prison system when men and women have a spiritual transformation in Jesus Christ that leads to moral rehabilitation. A man or woman of any faith benefits from the exposure to the Prison Seminary Model. The prison seminary’s role behind bars is to strengthen and mature the church that is already living there and offer hope to any and all who enroll or who are impacted by its graduates.
The success of prison seminary programs, Deseret News
Seeking God, and redemption, in a Texas prison seminary, Los Angeles Times
From inmate to minister: Seminary program aims to transform Texas prisoners from the inside out, The Dallas Morning News
Prison seminaries offer genuine rehabilitation and lower costs, Special report by Dr. Michael Hallett, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Point of View: An innovative solution for Oklahoma’s criminal justice impasse by Joshua Hays, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma could learn from its neighbors and allow faith-based, privately funded programs to offer education to inmates, training them for roles of service to one another. Louisiana has operated such a program for over two decades, and Texas has followed suit since 2011. In both states, inmates who volunteer to participate receive a fully accredited, four-year bachelor’s degree at no cost to themselves or to taxpayers.