Prison Ministry

Mentoring Program : Provides mentoring  for inmates at Rikers Island.  The program is sponsored by The Department of Corrections -Volunteer Services.

Prison Visits—Rikers Island:  Conduct Religious Services on every third Saturday at George R. Vierno Center GRVC and every fifth Saturday at Otis Bantum Correctional Center OBCC.

Prison Fellowship Ministries – Angel Tree Program:  We partner with Angel Tree in providing Christmas gifts to children who have a parent in prison. The overall goal is to continue contact with the families and become part of their support network.

Public Policy:  We, along with many other individuals and organizations, work with Correctional Association of New York in their Public Policy Division ( Drop The Rock Coalition ).   The goal is to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws.   After years of advocacy, judges now have the authority to divert some individuals convicted of low-level drug offenses to treatment and educational programs.  We continue to advocate for a full repeal.

For more information go to droptherock@correctionalassociation.org or 212-254-5700.