Wish List

Items, clearly marked as Madison Area Jail Ministry, may be delivered to

Lake Edge Lutheran Church.

always needed

Reading glasses, especially lower magnification (unisex)

Sharpened pencils (no metal)

Pink erasers

Sharpened colored pencils (12 pack)

Loose drawing paper or drawing tablets (no spiral bindings)

Postage stamps


Pre-stamped envelopes

2018 Calendars (no spirals)

Playing cards

Prayer cards

New children's books (to be given as gifts to children)

Composition (marble-style) notebooks (no spirals)

Paperback Books including novels, devotionals, self-help books, etc.

Adult coloring books

Greeting cards for all occasions (including those featuring African American images)

Gift Cards to Amazon, bookstores, dollar stores, etc

chaplain's library


(Paperback English and Spanish language versions)

Sacred Texts:

  • Bibles
  • Study Bibles
  • Q'rans
  • Old Testaments


  • Dealing with grief
  • Managing anger
  • Alcoholism
  • Staying clean


  • Houses of Healing: a prisoner's guide to personal power and healing by Robin Casarjian
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Books by Pema Chodron

(Contact Chaplain Christa)

Food Preparation

  • Men's Beginnings (Weds afternoon)
  • Women's Beginnings (Tues afternoon)
  • Holiday Goodies for Staff

Hands for...

  • Removing staples from reading materials
  • Cutting erasers & metal off pencils
  • Sharpening pencils