The United States has the highest prison population in the world.

According to the US Department of Justice, and the National Justice Institute, over 2.2 million men, women and juveniles are incarcerated today, with nearly 5 million on probation or parole.

513FREE is changing that. We're breaking the cycle of incarceration by building relationships and providing Gospel-centered programs for those who are at risk of going to, those currently in, and those being released from prison.

 
 

Jesus is the answer.

We believe that the only true way to break the cycle of incarceration is through the freedom found in Jesus Christ. 513FREE offers four comprehensive Gospel-centric programs for the incarcerated and those at-risk, including a youth mentorship program, reentry program, prison outreach events, and a prison magazine called 'The Pen Project.' 

 
 

Restored lives. Safer communities. Less victims.

‘For 23 years of incarceration I have prayed for a program like 513FREE.’
— Ramiah (Inmate)
I would just like to write to let you know that not only did I enjoy your recent concert here at J.C.I., but it worked a miracle by bringing me to know Christ as my Savior. Your work and all that you do is appreciated.
— Randy (Inmate)
‘This is powerful. I saw lives change right in front of me.’
— Prison Staff
‘It is my hope that there isn’t a moment that goes by in any one of your lives in which you question whether you’re in the right place or doing the right thing. I can attest to the fact that you are changing lives. It is my prayer that you will continue to shine brightly the way that you do now because your music and your ministry truly draws people in. You are a blessing.’
— Jeremy (Inmate)