"Dr. Mark W. Baker takes us to Angola Prison to show us that change can happen to anyone. He gives us his scientific research and insight but then he tells us stories--gripping stories of people who truly made lasting change against all odds. If they can, we can, too."
—Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy Graham and author of Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself: An Invitation to the Miracles of Forgiveness
"Through Baker's personal anecdotes--as well as stories from inmates, guards, wardens, and others--the reader gains insight into the amazing stories of faith and justice in the lives of men in Angola Prison."
—Honorable Tony Hall, US Ambassador to the United Nations and former US Congressman
"Among all social locations in American society, Angola Prison is among the darkest and most desolate. Yet there at Angola, by necessity, also shines the brightest light of faith and redemption. In You Can Change
, Dr. Mark W. Baker digs deeply into the inner workings of religiously motivated compassion and forgiveness for achieving redemption in the minds and hearts of inmates. Required reading."
—Michael Hallett, professor and chair of the criminology department, University of North Florida
"Hallelujah! Thank you, Dr. Baker, for your courage in eloquently sharing your first-hand knowledge of the powerful and true stories of positive moral rehabilitation taking place in one of our country's most infamous maximum-security penitentiary communities."
—Catherine Fontenot, deputy warden, East Baton Rouge sheriff's office and former assistant warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola