Documentary- Redemption of the Prosecutor


“Redemption of the Prosecutor” is a short documentary by Brave New Foundation’s Beyond Bars campaign, which produces videos and engages social media to fight mass incarceration. Running time is 22 minutes.

When prosecutor and devout Christian Preston Shipp began teaching in a Nashville prison, he never thought he’d be the one to get schooled. But the friendship he forges with one young prisoner puts his faith in the justice system—and in Jesus—to the ultimate test.

In the smart and warm Cyntoia Brown, Preston sees a humanity he has been trained to ignore. How can he keep spending his life putting people like this behind bars when Jesus came to earth preaching solidarity with the imprisoned? Preston’s crisis of conscience culminates with a shocking discovery that leaves him feeling more convicted—at least in spirit—than Cyntoia ever did.

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