JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Linda Pischke, author of The Women of Block 12: Voices from a Jail Ministry
More than 200,000 women occupy beds in US prisons and jails. Separated from their families and shunned by society, they live in shame – overlooked, feared, and despised.
In this intense and very personal memoir, Linda Pischke shares her experiences in jail ministry and examines the world of incarcerated women. Citing statistics from the US Department of Justice, she exposes the truth about women offenders and brings new insight to the needs of this forgotten and misunderstood population.
Most of these women will eventually return to our communities. Will we welcome them home and teach them the skills they need to survive in society or will we continue to punish them for their crimes, forcing them to recycle through the system?
Eleven women share their personal stories and Linda reveals how God teaches us to love the unlovable when we open our hearts to serving him.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Women of Block 12: Voices from a Jail Ministry“?
Linda Pischke: I was invited to teach a Bible study class at a jail in our community. Once I met the women, I realized my beliefs about criminals and Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Linda Pischke, author of The Women of Block 12: Voices from a Jail Ministry