TBN 2nd Chance Takes Life-Changing Television to Prisons Across Oregon
Los Angeles (October 14, 2014)
Trinity Broadcasting Network, the nation’s largest religious broadcaster, announced that it is partnering with the Oregon Department of Corrections to launch several of TBN’s most popular inspirational networks in all 14 of the state’s correctional facilities through TBN 2nd Chance, the network’s innovative initiative that takes life-changing faith programming to prisons across the nation.
Since its launch in 2007, TBN 2nd Chance has provided TBN’s 24-hour inspirational programming to over 750 prisons in more than thirty states, impacting a potential of nearly one million inmates. TBN covers the cost of equipment and installation, providing inmates with up to four of its popular faith networks: TBN’s flagship channel, its JUCE TV network for young adults, Hillsong Channel, and the Enlace Spanish-language faith network.
Mark Reynolds, national director for TBN 2nd Chance, said that the program — which gives inmates 24-hour access to church and ministry programs, relevant Bible studies, engaging talk shows, clean movies and comedy, extreme sports, music, and many other types of programs — has the potential of impacting nearly 15,000 men and women incarcerated in Oregon’s state correctional facilities.
“These powerful networks, installed by TBN 2nd Chance in correctional facilities across America, are helping to plant seeds of hope and healing in the lives of tens of thousands of men and women serving time in prison,” said Reynolds. “Through the help and prayer of our many partners, along with the planning and mutual agreement of the state’s correctional officials, we look forward to this same success throughout Oregon’s prison facilities.”
Oregon is not the first state to welcome the program into all of its prisons. TBN 2nd Chance has installed its select networks in all of California’s state prisons, including two of its most notorious — Folsom Prison with more than 3,000 inmates, and San Quentin, where over 5,000 inmates in California’s oldest correctional facility have access to TBN’s channels.
And beginning with its once notorious Angola State Penitentiary — the nation’s largest maximum security facility — Louisiana has also welcomed TBN 2nd Chance into all of its prisons and facilities.
TBN President Matthew Crouch emphasized that TBN 2nd Chance is an important part of TBN’s global broadcast outreach. “From neighborhoods to nations, from households and families to communities of every kind, TBN is committed to taking the gospel message to every corner of the earth through Christian television,” he said. “We are thankful for the success we have witnessed through TBN 2nd Chance, and we look forward to God’s continued blessing over all of TBN’s broadcast efforts around the world.”
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