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Collection 274 Records of Prison Fellowship Ministries

Identifier: CN 274

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memos, reports, newspaper clippings and other documents describing the founding and development of Prison Fellowship.

Among the subjects covered in the files are the part played in the organization by Charles Colson, the realities of prison ministry, the conditions of prisons in the United States, relations between organizations involved in prison ministries, the testimonies of inmates, and the relationship between PFM and its constituents.  Persons featured included those significant in Colson's life and spiritual development.  Also documented is the production of the commercially released motion picture, BORN AGAIN, based on Colson's book by the same title.


  • Created: 1961, 1975-1989, 1990, n.d.

Conditions Governing Access

All folders are closed to use for twenty years from the date of the youngest document in the folder except to those with written permission from the President or Chairman of the Board of Prison Fellowship.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Evangelical agency ministering to prisoners; founded in 1976 by presidential advisor and convict Charles Colson; major activities of the organization included preaching the Gospel to prisoners, providing nuture and fellowship for Christian prisoners, counseling prisoners families and lobbying to prison reform.


81.65 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US