Faith programs in jails and prisons are one of the most important tools that we have available to use to transform people's lives. For people who have hit bottom again and again it's the simplicity of knowing that someone believes in you and is willing to provide support, guidance and give you something to believe in is a very powerful thing for people who have never had those things in their lives before.
“The Price is Right” blaring from a television set in the lobby seems oddly out of place with the security searches, metal detector, locked doors and uniformed deputies seen everywhere at the Adams County Detention Center.
Three inmates call the detention center home, at least for now. Cory Wagner knows few other places to call home. He has spent half of his 28 years here. Another inmate, Todd Sharon, thought he was away from the drugs when he was arrested for previous drug warrants and drew a 90-day sentence. Stephanie McCoy has been an off-again, on-again drug user for the past 20 years.
All three are part of a prison program called The Transformation Project, a prison ministry that started in 2005.
All three say it’s helping.........