The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Criminal Justice & Prison Ministry

Ministry Networks and Contacts:

Faith Behind Bars and Beyond is a grassroots ministry network in Connecticut that strives to answer God's call to minister to God's people in prison and to those affected by incarceration. Their work is focused in four areas:

  • Build awareness of the needs of those in prison and their families.
  • Highlight the efforts of people of faith "inside" and "outside" prison walls.
  • Encourage communication, mutual support, and education for all those engaged in prison ministry.
  • Inspire people of faith to join in this life-changing work.

The group sponsors an annual forum which has been held on a Saturday in late April at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT.

Kairos Prison Ministry "is a body of ministries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, their families and to those who work in the prison environment."