More than one million women are currently in the criminal justice system in the U. S.

The number of women in prison has increased over 400% since 1985.

94% of women in prison have not completed high school.

57% reported either physical or sexual abuse in the year before their admission to prison.

Over 1.5 million children have a parent in prison.

Over half of female prisoners have never had a visit from their children.

1 in 3 mothers has never spoken with her children by phone while incarcerated.

100%, let me repeat, 100% of women in prison need love.

100% need God.

The people who care become our family, and family is the single most important factor in making a success in life out of prison.

God gives us that in you. So what does this ministry mean to me?

You should have known I’d write a poem.