Religion can be a significant influence in a person’s life, especially during imprisonment when time for thought and reflection are available. To assist the inmate in this regard, the Religious Services
Department has staff Chaplains, contract clergy, and community volunteers. Chaplains are available for pastoral counseling.
Participation in religious programs is voluntary. There are regular organized religious services in most major faiths. The schedule of religious activities is posted on unit bulletin boards and outside of the entrance to the Chapel. The Life Connection Program (LCP) and the Threshold Program are also Faith Based Programs geared towards assisting inmates with life skills development and spiritual programs that will assist them in transitioning back into the community. LCP is an 18 moth residential program and the Threshold is a 6 – 9 month non-residential program. These schedules are also distributed during the Admission and Orientation Program.
The Religious Services Department also offers a variety of religious reading material in the library for inmate use.
Inmates are encouraged to look into opportunities for religious and personal growth, and to take advantage of other benefits from participation in these programs.
Religious items can only be purchased in the Commissary.