Prison Fellowship

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This article is about the United States organization. For the International umbrella organization, see Prison Fellowship International.
Prison Fellowship
Founded 1976
Founder Chuck Colson
Focus Prison outreach
Key people
Chuck Colson
Slogan Remember those in prison

Prison Fellowship is the largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, active in the United States.[1]


Charles Colson founded Prison Fellowship in 1976 after spending 7 months in prison for obstruction of justice and becoming a born again Christian. Prison Fellowship works in more than 1,400 correctional facilities throughout the United States.

Angel Tree[edit]

Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship that serves incarcerated parents by mobilizing the church to share the love of Christ with their children and families.[2] Every Christmas, Angel Tree mobilizes the church to minister to the 2.7 million children of prisoners by delivering a gift and the Gospel message on behalf of their incarcerated parents. In addition, partner churches meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs prisoners’ families through year-round ministry such as camping and mentoring. Through these partnerships, Angel Tree provides a pathway for strengthening and restoring prisoners’ relationships with their children and families.


  1. ^ "Prison Fellowship: Redeeming Prisoners Through Christ". Prison Fellowship. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Angel Tree Christmas - Prison Fellowship". Prison Fellowship. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 

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