The Role of Faith and Released Prisoners-DC Public Safety

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The program interviews the Rev. Yvonne Cooper of the Allen Chapel AME church in Washington, D.C. and Louis Sawyer who is on parole and looking for work. The program addresses faith and the role of religion in helping offenders safely return to society.

The website for the Allen Chapel church is

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.



  1. Faith is such an important aspect in anyone’s life but especially someone that has experienced a journey through crime and restituiton for those crimes.

    It can bring hope, healing, forgiveness and a purpose for their life that nothing else has the same power to do.

    It benefits the released prisoners but also society as a whole.

  2. how cool

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