Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy is escorted to the Miami Beach
Police station by detectives Jan. 28, 1968,
after he was arrested
with three other men for armed robbery.
Jack "Murph the Surf"
Murphy, serving life sentences for murder and armed robbery,
gestures as he makes a point to a group of teenage boys from Youth
Hall in Miami who were brought to Raiford prison near Starke, Fla.,
Oct. 30, 1978. Murphy admonished the boys
to turn away from a life of crime that would surely land them in
In 1986, Murphy began
going back into prisons and jails all over the U.S.
as a platform guest with Bill Glass.
has spoken in over
1,200 prisons around the world.
Upon his release from prison in 1985, Murf soon returned to
prison—this time as a featured platform guest,
speaking to inmates about his 21 years behind bars and boldly
proclaiming the Gospel of Christ.
Murf was the keynote speaker in Jerusalem during the 1st World
Conference on Crime Prevention
and Recidivism through Religion.
Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy
Jack Murphy, also known as "Murph the Surf" leans on his prized
1984 cadillac 2006
near his home in Crystal River, Fla.