KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WBIR) — Joshua Smith spent five years behind bars in Kentucky for his involvement in drug trafficking but turned his life around. Since his release in 2003, Smith started a multi-million dollar company [...]
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4th Purpose Foundation CEO Josh Smith, recently co-authored an article with Scott Peyton from Right on Crime, concerning clean slate laws and its impact on the criminal justice system. Justice-involved individuals, who make up one-third [...]
CoreCivic, a government-solutions company that provides correction management and reentry services, announced that Visitation 2.0 will be released in their facilities. Matt Moore, Senior Director of Reentry Services at CoreCivic, details how Visitation 2.0 [...]
We are grateful to have the support of the American Correctional Association for the Visitation 2.0 project. This month, 4th Purpose was featured in the ACA professional membership magazine. In addition to telling the [...]
Josh Smith, 4th Purpose Foundation's Founder & CEO, was recently featured as a speaker at the FOCUS Ministries 2020 Fundraiser. FOCUS Ministries is a nonprofit ministry based in Knoxville, TN, aimed at providing hope for [...]
Josh Smith, Founder and CEO of 4th Purpose Foundation, was recently featured in August as a Keynote Speaker at the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association 2020 Summit. This annual summit brings together Christians in all [...]
NASHVILLE – The Department of Correction has taken a unique approach to reaching out to inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because visitation at all state prisons has been suspended since March, TDOC has partnered with [...]
Coronavirus breeds additional levels of complexity and fear in prison. The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us with varying degrees of challenges. Many are struggling, and for some, hope feels unattainable. For the 2.2M people living in incarceration in the U.S., [...]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (KnoxNews) -- A new digital series that will deliver messages of faith, hope and encouragement to prisoners across the country will launch May 18. The digital series is from 4th Purpose Foundation, [...]