Theo Shaw is now officially a lawyer

  •  May 15, 2019 Read more »

Video Visitation expands in Virginia

  •  September 4, 2018

You can read more about the Skype-like service at this link here. Read more »

President Randy Myers meets with Legislative Leaders

  •  January 16, 2018

GraceInside President Rev. J. Randy Myers (center) with Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke (left) and Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran (right) The three gentleman had the opportunity to meet and discuss upcoming legislative and budgetary initiatives at Secretary Moran’s “Coffee and Conversation” event at the Patrick Henry Building in Capitol Square on Friday, January 12th, 2018.  Virginia’s new Governor-Elect Dr. Ralph Northam was also present at the morning meeting and discussed some of … Read more »

Holy Moments

  •  August 28, 2017

I stepped back inside the familiar prison gates to spend a day in the halls where I once served as “Chap-Lynn.” I’ve been gone for the better part of 9 years so I was both excited and nervous to see how the place – and the people – have changed. The moment I opened the first door, an officer with whom I had trained wrapped her arms around me in a big hug. “Chap-Lynn, you haven’t changed a bit!” Her … Read more »

Welcome Jacquie Alleva! Development Assistant Extraordinaire!

  •  August 21, 2017

GraceInside would like to welcome our newest hire, Mrs. Jacquie Alleva, who will be assisting our Development Director, Lynn Litchfield. Jacquie comes to us with quite the professional background in medical technology and blood banking. Familiar with the non-profit world, she has also served in the religious world as administrative support to an Episcopal Church and also a Baptist Association. A member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Ashland, we are delighted to add her skill set to the family … Read more »

GraceInside Announces Chaplaincy Changes at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

  •  January 30, 2017

As God calls Chaplain Vera Rhyne to retirement, mid-February, a new chaplain will take the helm at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.  Chaplain Lorrie Wajciechowski will begin her service in training with Chaplain Rhyne and take over solo on February 20th. We wish Chaplain Rhyne Godspeed and thank her for her many years with GraceInside. We celebrate what God has accomplished through her at James River Correctional Center and Fluvanna, as well. Chaplain Lorrie transfers to FCCW from Buckingham Correctional … Read more »

GraceInside in the Catholic News!

,   •  November 17, 2016

Here is an article written by our own Board member Deacon Charles Williams! You can link it here – or read a very slightly edited version here. Prison ministry offers hope to men and women living in Virginia’s prisons “Ninety percent of all people incarcerated today are going to get out. That is precisely why we need to support our chaplains. They are the ones who have answered the call to be the face of Christ to our incarcerated sisters … Read more »

From the Parish News: Ukeucharist!

  •  September 7, 2016

GraceInside prison ministry receives over $2000 from Ukecharist   St. Michael’s, Bon Air, and St. David’s, North Chesterfield, raised over $2000 on August 14 for GraceInside, the non-profit that supplies chaplains to Virginia’s prisons. The annual “Ukecharist” – a ukulele-based worship service. The sermon was from an incarcerated member of St. David’s, Matthew Harper. You can find his sermon here and a recording here. If you’re looking for a way to answer Christ’s call to visit those in prison, be … Read more »

A Love Story – An Innocent Man and a Leap of Faith – David and Linda Boyce

  •  June 9, 2016

From our Impact Update: David Boyce served 23 years in Virginia’s prisons for a crime 42 pieces of DNA evidence proved he didn’t commit. Released in 2013, he shares a snippet of his story. Dave, most of us cannot wrap our minds (or hearts) around what you’ve been through.  How did you make it through? “For the first 10 years, I tried to do it in my own power. I came to the end of myself. I was at the … Read more »

Testimonial: “Life changing” seems like an exaggeration…”

  •  April 27, 2016

“Life changing” seems like an exaggeration.  If I hadn’t had such a negative mindset before, it would be. It does not matter how my feelings came to be or how my heart had become so hardened, just that they were.  I prayed that God would not let me lose my last bit of hope of softening the callus forming within me toward his people.  In walked “Hope” and I walked out a different person.  Rev. Litchfield’s words spoke directly to … Read more »