Men and women, both young and old, currently serving time in prisons and offender's institutes have broken criminal law , been caught and sentenced. Many are reported to have been brought up in abusive homes and resorted to alcohol, drugs, and used prostitution and then crime to pay for it. Some are inside for petty crimes and some for doing serious things to others , like Lynda Spence. Although I found that evil; I know where it came from. The source was satan himself but it was still shocking to me.
Many prisons have pastoral care through a minister and I have heard of and read many successful accounts of men and women of all ages hearing and learning about God. This service gives them hope but we know not all take it or want it. It is very sad to think they were all born into this world as innocent babies and corrupted one way or another.
God, we know that people inside prisons have sinned and done wrong against others and/or their belongings. They are lost and in need of You. I pray for as many as possible to use the time wisely and come into Your Grace. I was once lost and sinned against You but You forgave me. Thank You. Amen.