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founders Richard and Carolyn Bland, founders of United Prison Ministries International, have made it their life’s work to serve the Lord and spread his word. For over 37 years, UPMI has donated over 70 million Bibles and spiritual literature free of charge to inmates and their families all over the world. Read more.
  • October 18, 2017Bruce
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bland, “I just finished reading your book entitled Bible Answers which has been very useful in my search for truth and understanding the Holy Bible as well as myself. I would like to ask if you would send me some literature pertaining to anger management and other behavior disorders and if you could keep me in Continue Reading
  • September 1, 2017Diana
    “Hello, my name is Diana and I am writing to request books for my husband who is incarcerated and myself if at all possible along with any other literature yo may have available. Thank you so very much.” Diana, Texas.
  • August 29, 2017David
    “I received your address from another inmate who told me that I could ask for free books and a Bible study.  Please send me Bible Answers and a your Bible studies.  I thank you in advance for sending these items to me.” David, inmate in Virginia.
  • July 13, 2017Around the World, Prisons Hold God’s Treasures!
    Around the World, Prisons Hold God’s Treasures! By Bill Yount It was late and I was tired, wanting to go to sleep, but God wanted to talk; it was about midnight, but it dawned on me that God does not sleep. His question made me restless. “Bill, where on earth does man keep his most priceless treasures and valuables?” I Continue Reading