Restoration Matters

Devastating impacts of incarceration – desperately needed restoration

The Reality of Recidivism

The financial, relational, and societal costs of prison are staggering.

There are more than 155,000 federal inmates in the United States prison system. The average cost-per-inmate in the United States is $36,299 per year, resulting in more than $5.6 billion in costs per year.  Furthermore, almost 44% of criminals released return before the first year out of prison.

In addition to this recidivism rate, the effect of having a parent in prison has a cost on the next generation as well. Children of incarcerated parents are, on average, six times more likely to become incarcerated themselves.

Change is happening

At Lifeline Global Ministries, we speak into this need for restoration. For more than 20 years, we’ve been privileged to work to equip incarcerated fathers and mothers to become the godly parents they were meant to be. The impact of those changed lives is incredible. Each transformed parent reaches another parent, not incarcerated. The transformation impacts their children’s lives as their parents seek to follow the Holy Spirit, and the trajectory of their futures is positively altered.

We’ve seen recidivism rates drop from double to single digits for graduates from our curriculum.

Lives and communities are actively being changed. By getting involved through volunteering or making a gift, we can grow our Kingdom impact together.

Change Families Today

You can help restore broken families. Your partnership helps bring these programs to men and women in prison. Lives and communities are actively being changed. By getting involved through volunteering or making a gift we can grow our Kingdom impact together.