MDC Brooklyn offers a comprehensive Religious Services Program. Full time Staff Chaplains coordinate a wide range of religious activities for all faith groups among the inmates. Contract clergy and volunteers further enrich the services of the different religious groups.
Each religious faith celebrates a major weekly service and may hold a scriptural study or prayer session at another time during the week.
Every inmate must declare a “religious preference” to be included on SENTRY as part of his file. Certain religious practices or procedures will be afforded only to those inmates whose religious preference calls for them; i.e., religious headgear, days of work, the Certified Food Program diet and an annual ceremonial meal.
The mission of our Chapel is to meet the basic religious needs of all faiths. We encourage respect and tolerance in an environment of friendship and cooperation among different religious traditions.
Religious Schedule for all faith groups. Inspirational library, videos, audio cassettes and other learning aids. Counseling or Consultation – get in touch with the Chaplain to arrange a session. Community Resources – volunteers, religious groups Pastoral Visits – The Chaplains may authorize your Pastor, Imam, Rabbi, Priest or religious representative of your faith to visit with you in accordance with Program Statements.
All religious articles must be purchased through the Special Purchase Order (SPO) process. Religious items cannot be sent in from home.