Your free breakfast includes eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast/rolls, juice and coffee.  We start promptly at 7:30 and finish in just over an hour.  It's fast-paced, informative, and refreshing.  Parking is free at Jacksonville's beautiful Prime F. Osborn Convention Center.

Dr. Michael Hallett


Dr. Michael Hallett is a full

Professor in the Department

of Criminology & Criminal

Justice at the University of

North Florida. Dr. Hallett

just finished his fourth book

and has published research appearing in numerous additional books and journals including Punishment & Society, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Contemporary Justice Review, Critical Criminology and others. Dr. Hallett has served as Principal Investigator on grants from the US Department of Justice, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation, and several other organizations. He has testified before four state legislatures on issues related to prison privatization and held Editorial Board appointments to four journals: Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law & Society; Journal of Criminal Justice Education; Contemporary Justice Review; and Humanity & Society. Dr. Hallett frequently works on local justice issues in Jacksonville and has completed over a dozen funded projects at UNF, often employing students in the research. He designed Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Pre-trial Services Unit (drug treatment/diversion) and has completed extensive work with local organizations assisting ex-offenders including Prisoners of Christ, Operation New Hope, Hubbard House, the City of Jacksonville, JCCI and others. He has written over $600k in grants and contracts. Dr. Hallett’s areas of concentration in research and teaching are Corrections & Social Inequality, Privatization, Critical Race Theory, and Punishment & Society. Most recently, Dr. Hallett led a three-year study at America’s largest maximum-security prison, “Angola” (aka Louisiana State Penitentiary) exploring the religious lives of long-term inmates.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, come hear how the Gospel of Jesus Christ changed America's toughest prison - ANGOLA.