New Life Prison Ministry

Our Mission

To meet the Spiritual and Physical of those who are or have been incarcerated.

To assist with net needs of the Families of those incarcerated.

And where we can we will assist the staff of the penal system.

Towards meeting these objectives we will train, equip, and send forth volunteers who wish to minister to the incarcerated and their families.
New Life Prison Ministries
425-344-1239
PO Box 148,
Everett, WA 98206-0148
New
Life
Prison Ministry
425-344-1239
16700 177th Ave SE,
Monroe, WA 98272
New Life Prison Ministry

Our Mission

To meet the Spiritual and Physical of those who are or have been incarcerated.

To assist with net needs of the Families of those incarcerated.

And where we can we will assist the staff of the penal system.

Towards meeting these objectives we will train, equip, and send forth volunteers who wish to minister to the incarcerated and their families.


In Snohomish County,  the Monroe Prison Complex opened in 1910. The operating capacity is 2400 male offenders with custody levels of Maximum, Close, Medium, and Minimum. By definition recidivism is repeated or habitual relapse  into crime. A more detailed definition, according to a Pew research report, states, “Recidivism is the act of re-engaging in criminal offending despite having been punished. The prison recidivism rate is the proportion of persons released from prison who are rearrested, reconvicted or returned to custody within a specific time period.”
                               
Offenders are returned to prison for one of two reasons:              
1. For committing a new crime that results in a new conviction.               
2. For a technical violation of supervision, such as not reporting to their parole or probation officer or failing a drug test.


The recidivism rates in the state of Washington have ranged as high as 50% in the past decade. Why is this happening and why should the community be concerned? One very important reason why the local community should be concerned is that of cost. State spending on corrections quadrupled during the past two decades, making it the second-fastest growing area of state budgets, trailing only Medicaid, (Pew Research Report, 2011).

     The cost of one re-offender to the tax payer is hundreds of thousands of dollars. These costs include incarceration, additional police, public defenders, prosecutors, courts, and jails. One estimate in a 2011 study showed approximately $240,000 dollars per one repeat offender.  Another concern for the community is safety. Repeat offenders are a threat to our families and loved ones, and also a major concern to their families. Offenders are people with parents, spouses, and children that want a better, healthier, and healed person coming out of prison.

New Life Prison Ministry has a program that helps bring recidivism rates down to as low as eleven percent when coupled with other programs. Volunteers and donations are needed to help address this need. Volunteers are trained to help inside the prison as well as outside. Inside the prison, volunteers are needed for chapel services and training programs that prepare the individual for re-entry into society. Outside the prison, volunteers are needed to help with errands. These errands include doctor’s appointments, job interviews, grocery store runs. They also need volunteers to help mentor, teach and be accountability for the individual and their families. Tax-deductible financial donations go to materials and practical needs that arise for the ministry. People can volunteer their time for a little as one-six hours a week.

Please take some time and consider what you could commit to do for this important work in our communitity.
We are people just like you who want serve the LORD in the way He has called us. We are committed to developing long term relationships with inmates, their families and the hard working staff who work at our penal intuitions wherever we can.
We are committed to walking alongside those who seek a way out of their spiritual imprisonment by being a friend, a mentor, and being guided by the Holy Spirit.

We recognize that all of us are sinners saved by grace and that all of us are at a different part of our journey but we are all headed in the same direction.

We are people ….. hungry for God and desirous to share the message of His Grace and the gifts He has given to a broken and wounded world.

REMEMBER  “A mistake is what you made, not who you are. The sum of who you are is not a moment in time”.
In Snohomish County,  the Monroe Prison Complex opened in 1910. The operating capacity is 2400 male offenders with custody levels of Maximum, Close, Medium, and Minimum. By definition recidivism is repeated or habitual relapse  into crime. A more detailed definition, according to a Pew research report, states, “Recidivism is the act of re-engaging in criminal offending despite having been punished. The prison recidivism rate is the proportion of persons released from prison who are rearrested, reconvicted or returned to custody within a specific time period.” 
                              
Offenders are returned to prison for one of two reasons:              
1. For committing a new crime that results in a new conviction.               
2. For a technical violation of supervision, such as not reporting to their parole or probation officer or failing a drug test.

The recidivism rates in the state of Washington have ranged as high as 50% in the past decade. Why is this happening and why should the community be concerned? One very important reason why the local community should be concerned is that of cost. State spending on corrections quadrupled during the past two decades, making it the second-fastest growing area of state budgets, trailing only Medicaid, (Pew Research Report, 2011).
     The cost of one re-offender to the tax payer is hundreds of thousands of dollars. These costs include incarceration, additional police, public defenders, prosecutors, courts, and jails. One estimate in a 2011 study showed approximately $240,000 dollars per one repeat offender.  Another concern for the community is safety. Repeat offenders are a threat to our families and loved ones, and also a major concern to their families. Offenders are people with parents, spouses, and children that want a better, healthier, and healed person coming out of prison.

New Life Prison Ministry has a program that helps bring recidivism rates down to as low as eleven percent when coupled with other programs. Volunteers and donations are needed to help address this need. Volunteers are trained to help inside the prison as well as outside. Inside the prison, volunteers are needed for chapel services and training programs that prepare the individual for re-entry into society. Outside the prison, volunteers are needed to help with errands. These errands include doctor’s appointments, job interviews, grocery store runs. They also need volunteers to help mentor, teach and be accountability for the individual and their families. Tax-deductible financial donations go to materials and practical needs that arise for the ministry. People can volunteer their time for a little as one-six hours a week. Please take some time and consider what you could commit to do for this important work in our communitity.
We are people just like you who want serve the LORD in the way He has called us. We are committed to developing long term relationships with inmates, their families and the hard working staff who work at our penal intuitions wherever we can.
We are committed to walking alongside those who seek a way out of their spiritual imprisonment by being a friend, a mentor, and being guided by the Holy Spirit.
We recognize that all of us are sinners saved by grace and that all of us are at a different part of our journey but we are all headed in the same direction.
We are people ….. hungry for God and desirous to share the message of His Grace and the gifts He has given to a broken and wounded world.

REMEMBER  “A mistake is what you made, not who you are. The sum of who you are is not a moment in time”.
"A Lighthouse to the Lost"