Helping inmates and their families with the Gospel
Lighthouse helps men and women break the cycle of prison incarceration through Bible-based education changing hearts and lives.
Lighthouse Educational Ministries is comprised of THREE teams, with a goal to expand as we recruit, equip, and empower additional volunteers.
We currently provide services at the California Institution for Women in Chino, and Chuckawalla State Prison in Blythe, CA. 50 to 100 people
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.Matthew 5:16
Incarceration Trends in America
Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Today, the United States makes up about 5% of the world’s population and has 21% of the world’s prisoners.1 in every 37 adults in the United States, or 2.7% of the adult population, is under some form of correctional supervision.
Effects of Incarceration
- A criminal record can reduce the likelihood of a callback or job offer by nearly 50 percent. The negative impact of a criminal record is twice as large for African American applicants.
- Infectious diseases are highly concentrated in corrections facilities: 15% of jail inmates and 22% of prisoners – compared to 5% of the general population – reported ever having tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS, or other STDs.
- In 2012 alone, the United States spent nearly $81 billion on corrections.
- Spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of spending on Pre‐K‐12 public education in the last thirty years.
Lighthouse Educational Ministries is comprised of six teams, with a goal to expand as we recruit, equip and empower additional volunteers. We currently provide services at the California Institution for Men and Women in Chino, CA. 50 to 100 people attend each service, and up to half often make decisions for Christ. We support these decisions by encouraging them to participate in Bible studies and baptism, and we distribute Bible study materials and devotionals. Please proceed to Our Mission to see how you can help!
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Lighthouse Educational Ministries is possible with your support through prayer, volunteers, and donations. Lighthouse Educational Ministries is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) EIN 95-4846696.
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