"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." - Psalms 119:105

Mickey Park, a career criminal, served time in 22 jails and prisons where he met Jesus Christ. Now he goes into the prisons to tell others about Christ. He says..." PPM makes an impact on the inmates, it encourages them, it teaches them to live through Christ's teachings." He strongly supports PPM's prevention program because he was an at-risk youth.

He knows the need is great and that God's love is greater.

Approximately 650,000 inmates will be released from prison this year, and over half will be rearrested within 3 years.

How can we stop that trend? We believe at Prison Prevention Ministries that sharing the Word of God with inmates during a 3-day revival, a 5-week follow-up New Believer’s class, and regularly scheduled life-skills seminars based on biblical principles can change the return rate. It has been noted that recidivism is greatly reduced for those inmates who complete Bible based seminars and claim the name of Christ.

Our goal is to prevent inmates from returning to prison by sharing the life changing message of Jesus Christ. It is this transformation of the heart and mind that equips one to succeed. Your generous support allows us to continue to train volunteers, schedule seminars and classes, furnish Bibles and printed study lessons.


Facilities We Serve

  • • Bradley County Justice Center
  • • CCA-Silverdale
  • • Hamilton County Jail
  • • Hamilton County Juvenile
  • • Dalton Regional Youth Development Center
  • • Salvation Army, Men’s Federal Pre-release Facility
  • • The Next Door, Women’s State Pre-release Facility
  • • Walker State Prison, GA

Inmate Testimonies

What did you like most about the seminar?

  • • "Learning that people in the Bible lived life just like me in sin."
  • • "The opportunity to share my thoughts and to hear the thoughts of others regarding the study"
  • • "I liked the teaching and how it helped us to relate our situation to a Biblical story."
  • • "I like the way you guys preach the gospel of Jesus Christ"

What things you have learned?

  • • "To trust God; that He has a plan for our lives"
  • • "The seminar helped me to understand patience and to learn more to rely on Gods word."
  • • "I learned that God will forgive us of our sins no matter what our sin is."
  • • "Ways to avoid conflict / to look at struggles from another view"
  • • "That I’m not alone in what I’m going thru"


It was another great evening! As part of tonight's study, we talked about creating "battle" strategies to defend against the enemies temptation.

One of the Ladies (inmates) said she was supposed to have been released today but the release was delayed. She had planned on getting high as soon as she got home. She debated about coming to the bible study and was just going to call her husband (also an addict). But she felt prompted to come to bible study; she has a Bible believing grandfather! At the end of class as I was gathering prayer requests and she told this story and knew that she needed God's intervention and that she needed to stay clean for her children!!

Her prayer is to remain drug free and that her husband would come clean! I love how God intervenes!! If she had been released she would have already been wasted, but instead she intends to stay clean and in Christ!

  • - Sue Thomas, PPM Volunteer

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