Jimmy MacPhee, an ordained minister and returning citizen from a forty-five-year prison journey, has co-authored three prison writing books, Letters To Our Sons, Didn’t See It Coming and Frankie San, A Burning and Shining Light for Christ. Embracing life with God-inspired passion, he continues to write, speak and minister to “the least of these” who remain incarcerated.
Jimmy says, “God hugs us through the people he places in our path. On the inside, I received the hugs of God from Frankie San and the generous men and women who provided their time and resources to JUMPSTART, Kairos, and Columbia International University as they poured Biblical lessons and love into my needy soul. It took hope and love to break through the heartache and begin my healing. God had to transform me on the inside before he could transition me to the outside.
“But this is just half the story. The other half unfolds as these precious hugs of God continue here on the outside. The relationships endure as God’s people continue to pour into my life, assisting and discipling me as a returning citizen.”
Ninety-five percent of those locked behind prison gates will one day be released to our society. Many have no hope and no stable home in which to return. Without spiritual, academic, and vocational education on the inside, and re-entry programs on the outside, most are doomed to repeat the destructive cycle of recidivism that destroys families, overburdens our prison system, and costs society millions in tax dollars each year.
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Bring light and hope to those I left behind that are still incarcerated
Reach at-risk youth with my story to prevent incarceration