Madison Area Jail Ministry

a ministry of presence


Madison Area Jail Ministry (MAJM) has been providing spiritual care to incarcerated men and women for 50 years. Approximately 750-800 men and 80-100 women are held each day in the Dane County Jail. Each person comes to the jail with unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. MAJM provides spiritual care through the work of our chaplains and a network of clergy and volunteers from the entire spectrum of faith traditions.

There would not be a ministry without the partnership of the Dane County Sheriff's Department, which provides office space, a computer, and works cooperatively with MAJM as active members of the advisory board.

Madison Area Jail Ministry is fully funded through the generosity of numerous area congregations, individuals and charitable organizations.

Thank you for your support of Madison Area Jail Ministry!



January 26th, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM


St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

5700 Pheasant Hill Road

Monona, WI 53716

Please join us as we celebrate another year of ministry. 2020 provides us with an opportunity to cast a new vision for the next decade. The business portion of the meeting will include election of Executive Committee members. All are welcome!

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Your donation helps those incarcerated in the Dane County Jail to know that they are not forgotten, they matter, and they are in our thoughts and prayers.