‘I Died to My Old Life’

‘I Died to My Old Life’

Looking back on his childhood, Brandon recognizes how easy he had it. His parents worked hard to make his life worry-free. And he grew up believing that “whatever [he] dreamed to be would come true, and [he] had infinite time to do it.” So, when he found himself...
His Long Search for Freedom Ended in Prison

His Long Search for Freedom Ended in Prison

By Ellie Wayner Crossroads Intern For most of his life, Forrest has been searching for freedom. It’s been a long, exhausting and destructive search, but it finally ended in prison where he found true freedom in Jesus. Growing up, Forrest’s mom owned a surf shop and...
Moving Beyond the Prison ID Number

Moving Beyond the Prison ID Number

Convict. Inmate. Thief. Prisoner 24601. Maybe you recognize this number from the Broadway musical-turned-film Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s book about a former prisoner, Jean Valjean, who experiences redemption. Valjean served time for stealing bread during...
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