HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > House Committee Honors Chuck Colson’s Legacy

House Committee Honors Chuck Colson’s Legacy

The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would establish a new “Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.” The bill would direct $1 million to the formation of this nine-person panel, intended to address challenges in the federal prison system including overcrowding, violence, public safety, prison rehabilitation and employment programs, reentry programs, and recidivism reduction.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), who led this charge as Chairman of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee, stated, “Chuck made arguably one of the biggest impacts on prison reform following his own incarceration, and his kind heart, strong Christian values and committed work will live on through the Colson Task Force at a time when it’s needed most.” 

The late Colson, who died last year, was imprisoned for his role in the Nixon-era Watergate scandal.  Christ transformed his heart in prison, and he left a powerful legacy for the Kingdom, particularly through Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

Rep. Wolf continued, “Our prisons are overpopulated, dangerous, expensive and violent, but by channeling Chuck’s impactful work and focusing on the differences made through his Prison Fellowship and Justice Fellowship, we are bound to see positive change in our prison system.”

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: July 26, 2013

Latest News

Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton to Speak at NRB15

John R. Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is scheduled to speak on Monday, February 23, 2015, at a special event during the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

Prime Minister Netanyahu to Address Congress in March

A day after President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to issue a veto threat against new sanctions on Iran, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced that...

Subpoena Scuffle in House Committee

Last week the House Energy & Commerce Committee started off with a scuffle over the organizational rules of the panel.

Proposed to Defeat Islamist ‘Global Jihad’

On Friday January 16th, the Center for Security Policy, an NRB associate member, held a panel event on Islamist extremism that was nationally televised by C-SPAN.

Protecting Life: How to Get the Media Message Right for This Generation

Unborn lives hang in the balance as the battle of competing values rages.

One of Many Reasons to Attend NRB15: Networking!

When it comes to strategic networking opportunities for Christian media and ministry professionals, NRB’s International Christian Media Convention is a frontrunner.

Interview Opportunities at NRB15

Attention all NRB Members, Convention Exhibitors, and Convention Sponsors!

Prepare for NRB15 with the Free Mobile-Friendly ‘My Show’ Planner

This year’s NRB International Christian Media Convention has nearly 200 exhibitors to visit. Maximize your time on the Exhibit Floor by taking a few moments now to create your My Show Planner.

Post Your Job Openings, Resumes in Front of Thousands at NRB15!

Does your organization have openings that need to be filled? Do you want more candidates to apply for a key position?

New FCC Closed Captioning Laws to Focus on Quality

The FCC issued its first set of closed captioning requirements over sixteen years ago in order to provide telecommunications for the deaf and hard of hearing.

More News