There are approximately 2.3 million adults in the U.S. prison system. They have an estimated 6 million children. These children have a 70 percent chance of ending up in prison themselves.
Today, prisons all over the USA are open to CEF and our What Went Wrong? program. Our workers go cell to cell and give inmates the What Went Wrong? booklet. It tells them how to find salvation.
In addition, it asks: “You don’t want your children to end up in prison, do you?” This strikes a deep and responsive chord as inmates realize that statistically their children have a 70% chance of ending up in prison. Many inmates give us the names and addresses of their children so we can enroll them in the Truth Chasers Club. When possible, our local CEF workers try to plug these children into established, ongoing local ministry.