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California's San Quentin Prison Receives Life-Changing Christian TV Through TBN Second Chance

LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2012) ― Christian television continues to make an impact throughout America's prison population. Trinity Broadcasting Network announced that it has launched four of its most popular faith channels at California's San Quentin State Prison through TBN Second Chance, the innovative program that takes Christian programming to correctional facilities all over the nation.

Mark Reynolds, national director for TBN Second Chance, explained that following several years of planning with officials at the facility and the California Department of Corrections, San Quentin's over 5,000 inmates now have access to TBN’s four top faith networks: TBN’s flagship channel; JCTV network for teens and young adults; the Church Channel, featuring America’s best worship services and ministry programs; and Enlace, the TBN affiliated Spanish-language Christian network.

Reynolds noted that the launch at San Quentin, California's oldest state prison, follows a similar launch in June at the state's second oldest facility, Folsom Prison, which houses over 3,000 inmates. “We are now very close to completing our coverage of California's state correctional facilities,” said Reynolds, “which means that tens of thousands of men and women now have access to programming that will spiritually nurture and educate them, impacting their lives for now and eternity.”

For the past several years TBN Second Chance has worked closely with correctional officials and cable and satellite companies like Glorystar Satellite Systems to bring Christian television to prison facilities in California, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri ― 31 states so far. TBN covers the cost of equipment and installation, and inmates are provided with up to four of TBN’s most popular networks.

TBN founder and President Paul Crouch said that TBN Second Chance represents the heart of the mission the network has pursued since its launch almost 40 years ago. “Broadcasting the life-changing message of the gospel to every corner of the earth, and into the most desperate of situations ― that has been God's call to TBN from day one,” he said. “And we never cease to thank Him for the success He has given us through all of our networks, as well as through programs like TBN Second Chance.”

For more information on TBN Second Chance, log on to www.tbnsecondchance.org.

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Colby May, E-Mail: cmay@tbn.org; Tel: 202-544-5171

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