Faith in the Big House

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Faith in the Big House explores the formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America's prison. At a maximum security facility in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive to conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join other inmates in this "Encounter with Christ". Can these misfits, a gang-banger, a self-styled theologian, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football phenom find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably return to lock-up? Prison ministry leaders, including the late Charles Colson, (of Watergate infamy), insist revivals and bible studies radically reduce the number of inmates who are re-incarcerated. Those of the secular persuasion doubt their findings, favoring traditional rehabilitation and guaranteed results. Faith considers, who should be in charge of re-entry programs in the penitentiary such as job and addiction counseling? Will it be the new armies of faith- based volunteers?

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/3/2015
6 p.m.
3/4/2015
7/21/2015
8 p.m.
7/22/2015
2 a.m.
7/26/2015
2 p.m.
7/27/2015
1 a.m.
7/28/2015
2 p.m.
12/28/2016
6 p.m.
4/5/2018
2 p.m.
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