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Changed Hearts The Solution to America's Crime Problem
Changed Hearts The Solution to America's Crime Problem Author:Charles Colson DOES PRISON STOP CRIME? — America is tougher on crime than any other nation in the free world, with more than 550,000 men and women in prison. And prison budgets in the billions of dollars. Yet our high crime rate continues to rise. Our streets are not safe. We don't even feel secure in our own homes. — What's gone wrong? We've been looking t... more »o institutions to accomplish something they simply can't do - change hears. Seventy-five percent of those incarcerated soon return to the streets to commit new crimes. "The notion that we can rehabilitate people behind bars is a myth," says Norman Carlson, retired director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
But now we have a solution that reduces crime and rebuilds lives. Since his prison term and encounter with Christ, Chusk Colson has mobilized more that 20,000 volunteers to take Jesus behind prison walls and to bring healing to families nad individuatls broken by crime. In its 13 years of outreach, Prison Fellowship has seen thousands of criminals turn from crime to productive ways.
Changed Hears is full of storeies of such men and women. These inspiring storiews illustrated the transformint power of God to change hears- prisoners freed from death and drugs by Christions who led them to Life. They are stories of the hope that can solve America's crime problem.« less