Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk #TheRestorationSeries #FlyBy

#TheRestorationSeries: Jonathan’s Walk  #FlyBy

Prison Fellowship presents The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison. It demonstrates in imagery, powerful storytelling and social interaction what it means to be human and the shared need of all people to see communities restored.

Though America is home to only 4% of the world’s population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to re offend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combating incarceration and recidivism head on.

#TheRestorationSeries: Jonathan’s Walk  #FlyBy

For years, Jonathan has been in prison. As a result, he has missed milestone moments with his family. He wasn’t there for his daughter’s first day of school or a thousand little experiences with his wife and as a father, he is devastated to be separated from those he loves most.
Jonathan has been looking forward to his release from prison for over a decade. So many life events have been missed and he is now ready to be with his wife and kids again. Of course, this transition isn’t going to be easy. The odds are against him: with over half of prisoners returning to prison within two years, Jonathan is aware of the challenge set before him.

Still, he is determined to take the skills he has learned into the world outside of incarceration and stay there, helping build the community that he is part of for years to come. Sign up to watch the entire series here and enjoy the video below: 

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8 comments:


  1. I did not know this series, but it reminds me a lot of a book I read. Interesting.

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  2. This looks like a really interesting series. I'll have to add this to my must watch list.

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  3. I have never read this series but it sures does sound interesting! I will definitely check it out! xo, Suzanne

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  4. This definitely looks like it would be an interesting series. I love documentaries of people that can explain behaviors.

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  5. How true, most people coming from prison find the life outside hard,getting a job or place to live almost impossible as society seem to judge as soon as anyone mentions they were in jail.I have really enjoyed thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. I love that you are documenting something like this! It’s imortant to talk about different perspectives to open up each others minds. We all deserve forgiveness at some point

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  7. I hope this series signs light into how challenging it is for prisoners to return to society. We don't make it easy for them, hence why the end up back in jail.

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  8. Wow, to be honest I hadn't heard of this series. Will definitely watch it!! Thanks for sharing.

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