Monday, March 29, 2010

As we begin Holy Week,

two true stories of violence in Michigan prisons.

Last weekend, the chairman of our board of directors was scheduled to speak at a prison in Ionia. Said Dr. Dan Rooks:

I didn't present because there was a lockdown. One of the prisoners was beaten and stabbed severely---someone said all of his facial bones were broken and he is in a coma in the hospital. Seven prisoners were placed "in the hole" and an investigation is underway.

Last weekend, the mother of a prisoner with ADD and other mental issues, age 34, called me:

First my son was hit over the head with a mop stick. Then some prisoners attacked him and poured boiling liquid (some say water, vaseline and bleach) on him and down his throat. He had to be airlifted to a hospital, where he was in a coma for 30 days. We were told state police officers have found the offenders.

Some 2,000 years ago:

They spit on him (Jesus---a prisoner), and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. Matthew 27:30

Thank you for standing at our side with your prayers and financial support, as we continue to serve as an advocate for prisoners. Based on what I know and believe, every person behind bars was created in the image of God.


幸雨 said...


Missing our son said...

Matthew: 34-36
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

Yes, let us all remember to pray for the prisoners innocent and guilty as each are a child of God!!