“Can a man, who is for society virtually called no good, murderous, a menace to society, actually change into a decent and respectable human being with gifts to help society? That’s a million dollar question.”
– Clifford Jones
Clifford Jones was sentenced to 50 years at Angola Prison. A prison in which many enter and few are expected to leave due to the length of sentencing – a fact that leaves little hope for the inmates. One day while walking Angola’s grounds “frustrated and mad,” Jones stopped beneath a tree, and it is there that he heard God speak to him: “Take care of my business, and I’ll take care of yours.” Thinking himself crazy, Jones says he walked the yard one more time, but once again as he got to the tree God repeated himself. It was in this moment Jones decided to join the Bible college gaining momentum within the walls of Angola.