At WIEA we are encouraged when we hear from our students. We thought you would be as well. We often hear stories of success and gratitude, like: The student that was incarcerated at the age of 15 in a maximum-security adult prison and would spend the next 15 years of his life in isolation before […]

Steve Mayer & Mike Murphy

A Year in Review from our Co-Presidents

As we look ahead with great anticipation at how the Lord will guide our ministry this year, we’d also like to take a moment to celebrate our successes. Much of our success is because of you…our benefactors, prayer supporters, volunteers, board members, partners, faculty, staff and friends. We’re delighted to report on a successful first […]



Men in prison face stark and bleak lives – often lives without peace. This is especially true at Christmas, when loneliness, regret and depression can be at their peak. Yet, surprisingly, in this second week of advent, we are finding peace at Waupun Correctional Institution, as a result of our prison seminary – Operation Transformation. […]


Students Give Thanks

Students are very poignantly and articulately expressing their thanks for being  in the Bachelors Degree Program at our Prison Seminary – Operation Transformation at Waupun Correctional Institution. All are serving either extended long-term or life-time sentences. Some entered the adult system as juveniles and quite literately grew up in the prison system, knowing only incarceration […]


Inaugural Fundraiser

“The only lasting change in a man’s heart is if he has God. Otherwise whatever programs we offer the inmates are only going to make them into more intelligent criminals.” Burl Cain Former Warden Louisiana State Penitentiary “Angola” & Founder of Global Prison Seminary Foundation The WIEA inaugural fundraiser kicked off with more than 100 […]


Share the Miracle

In this month’s newsletter, I want to encourage you to take advantage of an opportunity to get a more complete picture of what God has been doing inside the walls at Waupun Correctional Institution through the students that have now completed their freshman year. Our upcoming event on October 18 will allow us to share […]


Agents of Change

Many of us have known the thrill of being an agent of change. Maybe it was on the job, or in our relationships, or in our faith transformation. The excitement of knowing things are changing and moving in a positive direction can fuel learning, positive energy and motivation. For our students, all inmates at the […]


Father’s Day

When a parent goes to prison, it can have a devastating effect on the family left behind to cope with the aftermath. One of every 12 American children, more than 5.7 million kids under age 18, will experience parental incarceration at some point during their lives. Making Connections This month most of us will be […]