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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Ministry Is Important


 “It was like a community group where we held each other accountable in the room and outside of the room. We really built a bond. I can't tell you how much Prison Fellowship has helped me … in growing as a person.” #incarceration #restoration #prisonfellowship #hope #community

Restore Conference


 Prison Fellowship is hosting a free conference in Dallas, Texas, on September 12th and 13th specifically for CHURCH LEADERS on the frontlines of restorative ministries of all kinds who want to be equipped and refreshed. Come connect with like-minded leaders and learn from expert speakers like Barna Group and Brian Fikkert, the co-author of "When Helping Hurts." Register by July 25th at http://www.pfm.org/restore.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Legislative Report

 🧵 HAPPENING TODAY- The Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency released its report on Department of Corrections operations.  The LOFT committee meets at 3pm at the capitol to go over the findings. 

Some key budget findings from LOFT:

-DOC could have saved $56m over last 2 years

-DOC has $26.2m in funding for 754 vacant positions

-Report cites “lack of transparency” in DOC’s budgeting process

-$26m could have been saved by targeting recent raises to key, critics positions.The first part worked. We’ve seen a 17% drop in inmates since then. And Yet, during the same time, ODOC is spending more money. Not less. State allocation this year was $544.3 million. And so far, the legislature has never allocated any money at the 781 fund, as voters demanded.

From Wendy Suares. Fox 25.

Okloft.gov for full report [59 pages].



Friday, May 6, 2022