"I spent three weeks in the Alachua County Jail. The first couple days I was there all I did was cry. In jail, I attended chapel services by The Jesus Infusion and Nicole. The ministry is
amazing. The girls that participate thrive. I would have gone back to drugs when I got out but Nicole talked with me, mentored me and showed me a new way.
I cannot thank her enough for her ministry and what she does in the jails and in the prisons, she has helped save my life!"
Since 2015, The Jesus Infusion has baptized over 560 women from jail and within the prison.
The space behind bars is fertile ground for the gospel.
Annually, 3,000 women meet The Jesus Infusion team each year between jail and prison.
This includes women from all over the state.
Pen pals share scripture, encouragement, and help uplift women during their time of incarceration. This is truly virtual discipleship.
The Jesus Infusion is a faith-based nonprofit organization helping women in prison in the north central Florida area. The ministry began after Nicole Dyson, TJI Founder, served her own sentence in federal prison. She has a thorough understanding of the complex struggles women face before and after their release. She helps to infuse the light of Jesus in the dark for over 3,000 women a year.
For over a decade, through TJI's prison and jail programs, reentry support and Pen Pal ministry, women have been discovering grace, hope and a new kind of freedom- the freedom of walking with Jesus.
"...my lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You because You have redeemed me."
Listen to Juanita praising God even while behind bars. She decided to follow Jesus and was baptized. Juanita is now walking in freedom.
We help empower women
to walk in a truly new way, a life infused with Jesus, during incarceration or once released, which is what we call reentry.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I retired from the Florida Department of Corrections as a Captain after 27 years of working with men, women and youth offenders. During my time with female offenders, I knew a christian warden who was instrumental in leading me to Nicole Dyson and The Jesus Infusion.
The incredible path God laid out for me, the experiences with incarcerated women, the struggles they have after being released, the way God has equipped me to help in this needed ministry could only come from God for His purpose, for His Glory in this day and time."
— Melissa Lott, retired Captain of 27 years, TJI board member
"Prison is a place of deep darkness, housing the most lost and least among us. These women are often those who have lived through immense trauma, with childhoods and experiences incomprehensible to many of us.
TJI not only tells women of the love of Jesus, but comes alongside with grace and compassion and shows them the love of Jesus."
-Rachel L., TJI Pen Pal
Bringing hope to women behind razor wire
while working to reduce recidivism.