Faith Behind Bars and Beyond strives to answer God's call to minister to God's people in prison and to those affected by incarceration. We are working to respond in four ways:
We have resumed meeting on the second Friday of each month September through June.
Would you like to know more about the needs of incarcerated people and their families? Ever feel the nudge of the Spirit to reach out to those in prison? Need a speaker for your gathering? We have information and resources for people who have an interest in prison ministry ... volunteers, spouses, children and parents, returning citizens, priests and pastors. Ask questions, request help, or express your opinions on the Contact us Page!
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The Guardian published an opinion piece about some states charging for public defenders.
Full of resources related to incarceration, the Starter Kit is very suitable for both individuals and groups who are interested in today's prison reality.
The New London Day published a well-written, informative article about Connecticut's new Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple.
Fr. Boyle is a Jesuit priest who is known for helping people rise from poverty and gang-related crime. Could his methods be applied by other leaders?
California's Proposition 47 changed some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. This will reduce the prison population, especially for drug crimes. You can see more information on the News & Views Page.