Alpha in prisons was launched in December 1995 in response to demand from prisoners who had the desire to live changed lives. Alpha runs successfully in all types of prisons and correctional institutions for both men and women, and is also used in young offender and juvenile institutions.
Recent studies show that 68% of offenders are re-arrested within five years of release. However, those inmates who complete Reentry Initiatives have an average recidivism rate of 20%.
This is exactly the reason why their work is so vital to the safety of our citizens and to the reentry success of the inmates. Through an interdenominational, national network of churches which regularly run Alpha, Christians are sharing their life changing experiences with inmates in our nation's prisons and jails. Through Alpha and the local church, they believe that fewer people will return to prison once released.
HOPE is Here wishes to recognize Kentucky Alpha Prison Ministries who brings HOPE to those in the Central Kentucky area who, with God's help, can survive prison sentences and move on to a more balanced and joyful lifestyle.
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