WHAT WE DO:
The Madison Area Jail Ministry has been providing spiritual care in the Dane County Jail for over 50 years. Through the work of our chaplains and a dedicated team of volunteers from a broad spectrum of faith traditions, we provide pastoral care to all those who live and work in the jail.
Respond to individual requests for prayer, pastoral care, Bibles and other religious texts.
Distribute devotionals and spiritual books
Conduct and coordinate chapel services.
Coordinate the Jail Tutoring Program.
Notify jail residents of a death or other tragedy in their family and provide grief counseling and resources.
Facilitate support groups focused on spirituality and successful re-entry.
Assist the Sheriff’s Office in an advisory capacity to inform religious program policy, issues involving various faith practices, religious articles, and religious diets.
Our team understands that incarceration often results from ongoing self-destructive habits, mindsets, and behaviors. As such, they encourage men and women in their efforts to access support through community resources, support groups, and education.
"Remember those in prison, as though you were
in prison with them" Hebrews 13:3 (NRSV)