By Therese Giannelli, CRM
California State Prison, Sacramento
On Jan. 18, the well-known Christian rock band Jesus Culture, in cooperation with volunteers from the Prison Fellowship program (PF), visited California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC) to perform for the men enrolled in the rehabilitative program and to support CSP-SAC’s current programs.
PF trains and inspires churches and communities, inside and outside of prison, to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.
The goal of PF is to equip correctional leaders, volunteers, and incarcerated men to view prisons as a more a rehabilitative place.
The PF Academy model has been created to address issues that an individual must address in order to be successfully transformed and rehabilitated.
PF Academy is open to all individuals who are motivated to change regardless of faith or background, however, all materials delivered are from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective.
PF Academy addresses each of five distinct learning areas identified by researchers as crucial to rehabilitation: Criminal Thinking, Addictions and Life Controlling Issues, Relationships, Life Skills, Spiritual Formation.