"Everyone needs inspiration," Davis said.
Inmates at the Ingham Co. Jail got some inspiration Friday. Brothers and former NFL players Guy and John Earle talked to them about the importance of having hope.
The Earles started their own ministry almost five years ago to motivate people who feel the most left behind.
"We'll drive six hours, we'll drive seven hours, we'll get on a plane and fly to Michigan to speak with crowds of eight, nine, 10, it doesn't matter," said John Earle. "Because the message is for all. Whether it's for 6,000 or six."
The sheriff's dept. says the message is a powerful one, regardless of whether the inmates are religious.
"Everyone needs motivation," said Corp. Major Sam Davis of the Ingham Co. Sheriff's Office. "Everyone needs inspiration. Everyone needs to believe in something, and for them to have an overall message, whether it's a religious-based theme or not, the sense of empowerment to take your own life and control your own life is an important message."
John and Guy Earle have visited more than 20 adult and youth correctional facilities to share their message.