The Victim Told A Prison Chaplain…. Editorial by Lynn

I read these words in a news article this morning and I am overcome with their power. “The victim told a prison chaplain…” One of our chaplains.  One of YOUR chaplains… In this case, a staff member was abused by a superior. I want to be careful not to heighten the trauma by sharing details – for the details of … Read more »

Retiring from GraceInside: We Love Chaplain Rod Wicker

What more can we say about an amazing man and dedicated Chaplain much beloved by the staff, volunteers and population of Keen Mountain Correctional Center?  This:  we, at GraceInside, love him, too.  He has been a faithful fixture for years as he served tirelessly as a full-time chaplain at Keen Mountain.  Perhaps a testimony to his beloved status can be … Read more »

Come Enjoy A Night Out for Those Who Go In

Come enjoy a night out at Glen Allen Baptist Church to raise awareness for those who choose to go in to serve God!  Read all about it! Read more »

Chaplain Rhyne Makes FCCW Her (Ministry) Home!

From President Randy  Myers: Greetings!  It is my great pleasure and privilege to inform you that a new, permanent chaplain has been assigned to FCCW.  Effective March 1, 2016, the Rev. Dr. Vera Rhyne will begin serving as the new, permanent (and for now full-time – as long as our private, designated funds continue to sustain it) chaplain.  I met … Read more »

GraceInside A Little Cup

How much grace fits into a tiny communion cup? Enough. Enough to remind us that the cup of forgiveness is poured out for us.  Enough to remind us that Jesus shed his blood for us.  Enough to help us hold on to hope in the shadow of the crucifixion. Communion is celebrated within the prison system as well.  But, there … Read more »

GraceInside’s First EVER Annual Campaign

You may recall that GraceInside jumped into the deep end of the pool and launched our first ever Annual Campaign in 2015.  We are delighted to report that it was the BEST ANNUAL CAMPAIGN we’ve ever had!!!  Yay!!!!  We are thrilled.  While, it would also be just as true to say it was the worst annual campaign we’ve ever had… … Read more »

Alicia Keys lends her voice to Prison Reform!

  On November 10th, Alicia Keys shared her support for prison reform.  We know too well the damage done by incarceration.  There are many solutions to this problem.  GraceInside is one! Read more »

Thanksgiving for YOU!

We are so THANKFUL for YOU this Thanksgiving! Watch our video by clicking on the “Read More”  words!!   Read more »

Puppies and Prisoners

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHRISTMAS in JULY began about 10 years ago when two Good Shepherd members who are supporters of St Francis Service Dogs attended the funeral of a Bland Correctional Inmate who was part of an Inmate Puppy Training program for St Francis Service Dogs [located in Roanoke, VA], That inmate, John, was a Lutheran, The church filled with … Read more »