What if it’s Your Church? by GraceInside and Kairos volunteer, Lee Davis

Following is a portion of a letter recently received from an old friend in prison. He has some reason to believe that finally he may have a chance of getting out: “As you might imagine, after more than twenty-five years of not knowing when the gate would open for me, I anxiously await an official word. The other morning in … Read more »

Immediate Opening at Greensville (S1 Cluster) Regional Correctional Center

GraceInside has an immediate opening for a half-time chaplain at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Qualified candidates (1) must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; (2) must have a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent degree from an accredited seminary; (3) must be ordained by and in good standing with their denomination or church; (4) where … Read more »

End of Year Deadline

Please, if you haven’t given yet – or were considering another end of year gift, please give your gift and invest in the lives of those who need Jesus today. Lives WILL change. Read more »

Christmas and Who Got the Blessing?

by Lee Davis, Kairos Volunteer and GraceInside family! In April 2011, I sat beside Michael for the KAIROS four-day weekend in Sussex II State Prison. I don’t know how long he had been in and I had no idea how much longer his sentence was. I did know right off the bat he was an imposing figure of a man … Read more »

Christmas Impact Update is Here!

How do you impact children through GraceInside? Find out here! Tevin tells his story of how he stole Christmas. We hear a quick word from Kate – and we find out what YOU are doing this Christmas behind bars. Please take a peek at our Christmas Impact Update and find out what Jesus is doing in prison!   Read more »

What can you buy while incarcerated – and who decides?

Excerpts from an article by Chaplain Bernie Morris: Have you ever wondered where you would get the items you needed if you found yourself unable to go out to a variety of stores? For offenders in the Virginia Department of Corrections (VaDoc) this is the issue they face.  Who decides what they can buy?  Where do they get electronics; certain … Read more »

The FULL Story of Hope – by Lynn

You all have blessed me with the chance to share Hope with so many of your congregations and ministries. I have delighted in her story as an educational tool and as a resource for teaching. I have done many versions of Hope – from her 5 minute inception at Eagle Eyrie Women’s Get Away to the full story that you … Read more »

Peeking into Keen Mountain Correctional Center

So often, we don’t get to see what is happening behind bars. Yet, you are making amazing things happen – both little and HUGE!  Thank you. Not everyone is called by God to work behind the bars – but Chaplain Paul Ritter is. Here, he shares some stories from behind the bars. “Every Wednesday I spend in segregation and with … Read more »

Bob’s Turning Points

Bob’s Turning Points -Believer, Baptized, Elder and Ordained Minister: Serving God in Virginia’s Prisons Chaplain Lee Harris and Chaplain’s Assistant Bob Bradshaw of Green Rock Correctional Center But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain: but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the … Read more »