Prison Care is a volunteer-driven ministry that offers support to incarcerated individuals and their families. We endeavor to embody Hebrews 13:3,“Don’t forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.”
We will assist you in the struggle to navigate the new normal of a loved one’s incarceration with all of the intense emotions and difficult questions that go with it. We will help you see how God can uniquely bless you through your challenging situation.
Why is Prison Care important? Consider some of the following statistics:
- Over 700 inmates are in South Placer Jail.
- 1 in every 9 men in the United States is incarcerated.
- 1 in every 3 black men in the United States is incarcerated.
- 1 in every 6 Hispanic men is incarcerated.
- The number of incarcerated females has risen 760% since 1980.
- 1 in every 50 children in the United States have at least one incarcerated parent.
- 58% of children of prisoners are under the age of 10.
- Data shows that personal support, employment, and education are key factors that prevent recidivism.
“Behind the Walls” Prison Care provides
- Sunday church services
- Midweek Bible studies
- Worship teams
- Christmas and Easter services/meals
- One-to-one mentoring
- Pen-pal correspondence
“Outside the Walls” Prison Care includes
- Referral to Soul Care counseling
- Celebrate Recovery
- Life SkillscCoaching
- Released & Free community gathering & Bible Study for those who have been incarcerated. Meets Thursday's at 6:30pm in Classroom 2
- Forge men’s small groups
- Family support groups
- Referrals to to community resources
How to Get Involved
For more information, to volunteer, or to request services, visit the Prison Care group on The City and message Daniel Gamel, or email him at .
- Thursday evening Released & Free Aftercare Community Bible Study. Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm at Bridgeway Christian Church, classroom 2.
- Quarterly Prison Care Family Support Meetings on Sunday afternoons. Visit the Events page for the date and time of the next meeting.