More than 300 prisons in the United States will now have access to the popular TV series “The Chosen,” thanks to a partnership between the Come and See Foundation and Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian prison ministry.
The series, which focuses on the life and ministry of Jesus, will be available to inmates free of charge through the Prison Fellowship Floodlight platform.
According to James Ackerman, president and CEO of Prison Fellowship: “This life-changing television series that has become a phenomenon around the world will soon be available to tens of thousands of incarcerated men and women on the Prison Fellowship Floodlight platform, thanks to the Come and See Foundation,” he said.
“We are more than thrilled to make this high-quality, Gospel-focused production available to those in prison. Our prayer is that it will impact more lives as it already has more than 110 million people around the globe who have viewed the series,” he added.
“The Chosen” has become a global phenomenon since its original release in 2017, with millions of people having viewed the series worldwide. The show’s creator, Dallas Jenkins, has described it as “the largest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time.”
The partnership between Prison Fellowship and the Come and See Foundation aims to make the series accessible to incarcerated individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to watch it. The Prison Fellowship Floodlight platform provides a secure and controlled way for inmates to access the show, while also offering other faith-based resources.
The decision to bring “The Chosen” to prisons is significant, as many inmates struggle with addiction, mental health issues, and a lack of hope for the future. Faith-based programming has been shown to have a positive impact on inmates’ mental and emotional well-being, as well as reducing the likelihood of reoffending.
The Come and See Foundation, which is partnering with Prison Fellowship on this initiative, is a nonprofit organization that aims to share the Gospel with the world through various media platforms. The foundation has previously worked with other organizations to bring faith-based programming to prisons and correctional facilities.
Prison Fellowship has been operating for over 40 years, providing support and resources to incarcerated individuals and their families. The organization’s programs include mentoring, Bible studies, and reentry assistance, with the goal of helping inmates to successfully reintegrate into society upon their release.
According to Movieguide, the producers of “The Chosen” have recently collaborated with Come and See Production to translate the series into 600 different languages.