RECRUITMENT OF INCARCERATED FIVE8s
Five8 supports prisoners who are ready to make changes in their lives. Whilst being involved with Five8 may be voluntary, a high level of commitment from the prisoner is expected.
Prisoners are usually referred to Five8 by people who work with them within the prison system and can testify to their resolve to change. Referrals can come from chaplains and various other Christian prison ministries, prison officers / professional staff who are aware of Five8’s work, program managers, etc.
Five8 prisoners or ex-prisoners may nominate other prisoners as prospective Five8’s whom they believe are genuine. This works well as these people have insights that outsiders do not have.
Five8 does not currently support known sex-offenders.