The primary goal of our prison ministry at South Fulton Baptist is discipleship. From the very beginning of the penal system, the facilities were manned by the priesthood with this goal in mind. Our Objective is to bring offenders to an awareness of their offense and give them the direction to be able to make proper life choices so as to not offend in the future. Prison was never intended to be a place of punishment; instead it was to be a place of penitence. Thus the term penitentiary. Today we use the term Department of Corrections, which would imply that it's goal is still to correct the behavior of the offender and prepare them to be integrated back into society.
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