FCI Fort Worth Religious Programs

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RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS



The Religious Services Department is here to assist in the practice of religious faith while
incarcerated.

The Chapel area contains a Sanctuary, meeting and classrooms consisting of the Fish
House, True Room, Freedom Room, Library/Card Shop, and the chaplains’ and the
Religious Services Technician’s offices. The Chapel is open on the following schedule:

Saturday and Sunday Mornings- 7:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Sunday thru Friday Afternoons- 12:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon- 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Thursday and Friday Evenings- 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Religious Services Department consists of two full-time chaplains, a Religious Services
Technician and utilizes the services of several religious contractors and a number of
community volunteers. The chaplains are responsible for conducting religious services for
their religious community, coordinating religious services on an equitable basis for all BOP
approved religious communities represented at this institution and personally counseling
with inmates during times of crisis. The Religious Services Technician assists in
coordinating the administrative areas of the Religious Services Department. The chaplains
also regularly consult with the unit team members. They are interested in the various
inmate programs offered at FCI Fort Worth and in assisting inmates in self-help programs.

Staff chaplains are available to provide ministry to staff and inmates, whatever their
religious faith may be. The chaplains are available for religious counseling and for
assistance in their appropriate areas.

A sweat lodge ceremony is available for Native American inmates on Thursdays from 11:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with periodic visits scheduled by a medicine man and other interested
Native American volunteers to assist in worship opportunities. A variety of worship
services and programs (including Bible studies, religious teachings, concerts, fellowships,
and discussion and prayer groups) are held on regular basis.

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