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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"The Chosen" to become Available in U.S. Prisons

The hit show about the life of Jesus will stream in hundreds of detention facilities through a partnership with a Christian ministry.

Dallas Jenkins (right) gives instructions to his cast during production of Season 4 in Midlothian, TX.
Dallas Jenkins (right) gives instructions to his cast during production of Season 4 in Midlothian, TX. Image: "The Chosen"/from Instagram.

Inmates in prisons across America are about to join the 100 million-plus people worldwide who have viewed The Chosen. Access to the series will come courtesy of Prison Fellowship, a ministry organization that works with prisoners and their families throughout the country.

The show from creator/director Dallas Jenkins - currently filming Season 4 in Midlothian, TX - will be streamed into more than 300 correctional facilities free of charge via a closed-circuit system that Prison Fellowship developed during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a press release announcing access to The Chosen, the ministry's President and CEO James Ackerman expressed high hopes for the "life-changing" show's impact on those who will now be able to watch it while incarcerated.

"We are more than thrilled to make this high-quality, Gospel-focused production available to those in prison. Our prayer is that it will impact more lives as it already has the more than 110 million people around the globe who have viewed the series."

Prison Fellowship, which has been in operation for 45 years and is the organization behind the well-known Angel-Tree Christmas program, is partnering with the Come and See Foundation to make this new endeavor happen. That latter organization is a charity established specifically to help fund The Chosen through tax-deductible gifts; you can contribute via this link to their website.

As we mentioned, Dallas Jenkins and his cast and crew are currently filming the eight episodes of Season 4, which are likely to begin releasing later this year, though no firm date has been announced yet. Christian Film Blog will follow developments on that score and bring you updates as we get them.


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