Entries by Emma Sugars

The Margins: Traversing the lines that divide

The margins of society. It’s a term often used to identify the space in which prisoners find themselves. Separated, divided, apart from others. Usually the margins are not crossed over, and when they are traversed it is only in isolated circumstances. I’ve been working with Prison Fellowship and entering prisons for 5 years. Prison ministry […]

Transforming Lives Every Day

When I first heard that children with a parent in prison are 6 times more likely to end up in prison than their peers, it broke my heart. Innocent children whose lives are turned upside down at such a young age.  Little did I know that God was preparing me for a role at Prison […]

“I was on my way to jail, but Camp changed that.” How Camp for Kids changed the trajectory of Holly’s life.

“Prison Fellowship actually changed the trajectory of my life. They showed me what normal looked like. I’ve had a lot of social work interaction, counsellors, and psychologists as a young person, and none of them was as effective as the volunteers from Prison Fellowship.”  For many children of prisoners, having a safe space to be […]

The forgotten victims of crime: Parliamentary Inquiry into Children Affected by Parental Incarceration

“Children with a parent in prison are six times more likely than their peers to end up in prison as adults. They are often labelled the ‘forgotten victims of crime’, and we believe it is critical to offer tailored support to this unique cohort” – Glen Fairweather, CEO, Prison Fellowship Australia.    Prison Fellowship Australia […]

Reflections from a TPJ facilitator: “We’re always amazed how God makes himself visible to people in prison.”

  “I’ve never had a course where someone hasn’t said ‘There’s something different about this group – what is it?’” As a volunteer-driven organisation, we rely on your support and donations to serve those in prison, and their families. Our volunteers run courses like The Prisoner’s Journey (TPJ), an 8-week course that introduces inmates to […]