Annual Charles Colson Legacy of Hope Award Presented to B. Wayne Hughes, Jr., Who Has Invested in the Restoration of Those Affected by Crime and Incarceration
Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading advocate for criminal justice reform, has awarded the 2017 Charles Colson Legacy of Hope Award to B. Wayne Hughes, Jr. of Jackson, Wyoming.
Wayne Hughes, Jr. is the son of B. Wayne Hughes, Sr. who co-founded Public Storage in the 1970s. Hughes, Jr. is also an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a father. Hughes, Jr. became involved with Prison Fellowship after founder Chuck Colson invited him to the Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana.
“B. Wayne Hughes, Jr. has given an incredible amount of his time and resources so that incarcerated men and women are given the opportunities to have access to programs of transformation, leading to a productive and holistic life,” said James Ackerman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship. “Wayne has invested faithfully and generously in the restoration of men and women, he’s helping thousands in California and beyond to lead lives of purpose and productivity inside and outside of prison.”
In 2013, Hughes, Jr. founded Serving California, a non-profit that facilitates healing for people who have experienced suffering, including military families, crime survivors, and prisoners looking to rebuild their lives. In 2017, Hughes, Jr. began the process of taking the ministry to other states.