Chaplain Helps Heal an Incarcerated Mother’s Grief

by Chaplain Janice Broadie, Central Virginia Correctional Unit The pandemic was life altering for everyone, but it packed an especially powerful punch for the men and women incarcerated in Virginia’s state prisons.  Every facility was placed on a special emergency lockdown status.  Virtually all movement out of cellblocks, dorms and living units was halted.  Inmates […]

Returning Chaplain Receives a Hero’s Welcome

by Chaplain Nick Meyer, Coffeewood Corretional Center I’ll never forget the day I was allowed to arrange a one-time trip to my office in the middle of our 16 months of telecommuting. I made my way through five controlled gates into the prison yard, and as I strolled to the building where my office is, […]

Your Generosity, Doubled!

Due to the generosity of several donors that gave large gifts as “challenges” at the beginning of our “Light in the Darkness” Christmas campaign, every single donation given now through December 31, 2021, will be matched/DOUBLED – up to $10,000!!! Now is the time when your donation will stretch farther and make an even BIGGER impact […]

Ex-Inmate Attends Chaplain’s Drive-In Church Service

The onset of COVID-19 hit everyone hard, but it was especially difficult for the incarcerated.   No family visits, no educational/vocational/treatment programs, no religious services, and very restricted movement made a difficult situation even more unbearable. One man in particular was ecstatic to be released from Indian Creek Correctional Center (in the Chesapeake area of Virginia) […]

When an Email to an Inmate Leads to Tears of Gratitude and Joy

Robby Burke serves as GraceInside’s Chaplain at Augusta Correctional Center (ACC).  He combines his unique gifts of caring, compassion, wisdom and humor in his important ministry to the nearly 1,300 incarcerated men that make up his “flock” at this large state prison.  Robby’s wife Karen is also a Chaplain, but at an adult residential facility.  […]

A Light in the Darkness

Dear Friend of GraceInside, Merry Christmas!!! Even though we continue to face challenging and difficult times, as people of faith we know that GOD is in control. And we know that there is still SO much to be THANKFUL for! Because our lives are built on the certainty that Jesus is Lord, we can indeed […]