Inmate Testimonies

Jerry A.

August 1, 2012

In my life I have accumulated about 7-8 years in jails and going up state twice, I retired 2 state numbers and the last time I got out of jail in Oct. of 2004, 13 years after I first went to jail, it has become my last one. Thanks in big part to becoming saved [...]

Bryan, Sentence 19-75 Years

June 4, 2012

In 1988, I was in jail in Pittsburgh awaiting sentencing. It was Sunday morning and they were announcing the morning worship service. I wasn’t about to go. Then a guard came to my cell asking me why I wasn’t going. I told him flatly I didn’t go to church. Three times he came back to [...]

Matt, SCI Pine Grove

June 4, 2012

My name is Matt. I am 18 years old and am currently serving a prison sentence of 4 to 8 years for armed robbery. I grew up with two deaf parents and a brother six years older than me. Our family was dysfunctional. My father was abusive to my mother and occasionally to me and [...]

Jason ~ Yokefellows small group member

May 28, 2012

“When I came to prison, I was so broken. I stayed in bed. I wanted to dwell in my misery. Then my cellie told me about Yokefellows. The volunteer wrestled with me (figuratively) on my thinking and gave me hope and a new life in Christ.”

Steve ~ former outlaw biker

May 28, 2012

To a Yokefellow volunteer — I don’t know how to put to paper my feelings toward you… You made me want to step on the God path. Because of you, I know the love of Jesus and God’s sweet grace.