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ODB, Prison Ministries offers outreach programming to incarcerated persons as funding becomes available. The service, which is sponsored by donations and grants from individuals and churches, allows ODB, to set up and operate in the facilities and provide them with programs ranging from job preparation to self-awareness and parenting.

This directory of resources can be of help to ex-inmates when they are leaving institutions and serves as a guide on job hunting.

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Christian PenPals
We are a Christian Pen Pal prison ministry. We connect lost souls with Christians for the glory of God and salvation of souls. 

Abounding Love Ministries, Inc. PopSite!
Ministry of Charles and Kristin Watson 

After Care Transitions
We are an interdenominational prison after-care ministry. 

Altar of Ed Ministry Home Page, The
The Altar of Ed Ministry is a dynamic new non-profit ministry located in Washington, DC. Our mission is to "Bridge the Gap Between Prison Ministry and Local Churches": to successfully integrate former inmates as productive members of society. 

American Chaplaincy Training School (ACTS )  
Based at Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Ind., ACTS offers a course in "contextual ministry" within the criminal justice settings. 

American Rehabilitation Ministries
ARM Prison Outreach--our specialized programs are designed to proclaim the love and message of Jesus to the incarcerated, help lead them into a saving and personal relationship with the Savior, build them up in the faith, and equip them for a lifetime of faithful service in the Lordís Kingdom. 

Andy Weaver - Your Missionary to the Prisoners in Latin America
Prison Ministry in Latin America 

Aurora Chaplain Ministry  
The Chaplain Ministry of Aurora Ministries offers Biblical encouragement and free resource materials for chaplains of correctional facilities throughout the United States. 

Bible Believers Fellowship - Prison Ministry
Non-denominational Christian prison ministry reaching inmates nationwide with the love, hope & salvation of Jesus Christ. We provide chaplains with English & Spanish Bibles, booklets, tracts, newsletters (The Good News Letter) and videos that will assist them in reaching prisoners with God's Word. We also provide counseling and encouragement to those who want to turn from their past & live for Jesus. 

Breakaway Juvenile Justice Outreach
Helping kids breakaway from a troubled past by communicating the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. 

Breakaway Youth Outreach
Reaching teens and juvenile offenders with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. 

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries
A F.A.M.E. Mansion of Glory church. Ministry to prisoners, their families, victims of crime, and homeless, sick and needy, law enforcement officers, nursing homes, hospitals, youth ministries and local jails. 

Christian Inn Ministries
Christian Inn Ministries exists to bring hope, healing, and transformation into the lives of female ex-inmates and their children. 

Christian Jail Ministry Home Page
A jail ministry to inmates and their families in Maryland. 

Christian Literacy Project, The
The Home Page of the Christian Literacy Project, providing easy-to-read Bibles to chaplains of U.S. prisons for the use of inmates with reading problems. 

Christian Prison Music Ministry
Full-time Christian prison/music ministry. 

Church At Prison
Ministry of evangelism and discipleship to those in prison. 

ConquestHouse Ministries
ConquestHouse, Inc. is a Washington, D.C. Christian post-prison ministry dedicated to helping ex-offenders and their families achieve freedom from crime and prison through the Lord Jesus Christ. 

COPE - Coalition of Prison Evangelists
A professional service organization for Christians ministering in the field of corrections. Web site includes COPE newsletter, schedule of events and list of useful links. 

Crossroad Bible Institute
Providing personalized Bible study and discipleship for prison inmates everywhere. 

Crossroad Bible Institute
Reaching prisoners everywhere, free of charge, with the truth of God's Word and the love of God's people.

Dr. Gene Neill - World-Wide Prison Ministries
The oldest and most extensive international prison ministry in the world.

Excellent Opportunities prison aftercare
We are an interdenominational prison after care ministry. 

A Christian Ministry devoted to spreading the Gospel of Christ to Women in Prison and their families. 

FRESH S.T.A.R.T. (Sponsors To At-Risk Teens)
Christian Ministry that actively challenges Christian youth to spread the Gospel to teen residents of Minnesota correctional facilities and prisons, and ultimately connects them with a committed church sponsor. 

Gospel One Ministries
Prison and outreach music ministry. 

Grace Outreach Ministries
Prison and aftercare ministry. 

Higher Calling Ministries
Dallas, Texas-based ministry of evangelism, deliverance, recovery and restoration. Elder Sylvester Jordan, Jr. brings a prophetic focus to prisons, outreach, Bible study & prayer requests. 

His Healing Hand Ministries
A ministry to those behind bars in the United States and around the world. 

I was in prison...
Living Praise Ministries is dedicated to taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are incarcerated. Using the medium of Praise and Worship, we have witnessed Gods incredible power and transforming presences behind the walls of Federal, State and County prisons and jails. 

International Network of Prison Ministries
Free Web page for all prison ministries and supporters. 

International Prison Ministry
Publisher of Christian literature for prisoners, their families, and prison ministries. 

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry
A prison ministry sending SDA material to inmates. 

Jesus is the Key Ministries
Prison / Jail ministry 

Jubilee Campaign
The mission of Jubilee Campaign is: To advance and promote the human rights and religious liberty of ethnic and religious minorities. To protect and promote the freedom and safety of children abandoned, orphaned, homeless, otherwise referred to as street children, from bodily harm and sexual exploitation. To advocate the release of prisoners of conscience. 

Justice Fellowship
Dedicated to advancing biblically-based justice at the local, state and federal levels. Readers will learn the principles of restorative justice and more. Detailed information is available on each state's justice system and how Christians can make a difference. 

Kairos of South Carolina Prison Ministry
Kairos is an ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in state and federal menís and womenís correctional institutions in the United States and throughout the world. This ministry is governed by the National Board of Kairos Prison Ministry, Inc. with headquarters in Winter Park, Florida. 

Lord Looseth the Prisoner Ministries, Inc., The
Arkansas based prison ministry. 

Lord's Day Observance Society (UK)
Website regarding the importance of Sunday observance according to principles laid down by God himself. Features a magazine, online bookstore, and prison ministry. 

Messengers prison ministry, Inc.
Christian sports prison ministry sharing gospel through the sports of softball and arm wrestling in prisons. 

Mike Barber Ministries
Ministry to the prison population and to youth. 

Operation Starting Line  
Even though many prisoners will respond to the wonderful, liberating news of the Gospel, they still face a tough spiritual battle in conditions most of us donít even like to think about. They need help to become established in their faith and to continue to grow as disciples of Jesus. OSL wants to help address that need. 

Piedmont Christian Ministries
Prison and juvenile detention ministry. 

Prison Fellowship Canada
Prison Fellowship Canada (PFC) is a prayer-based, Christian ministry dedicated to meeting the needs of prisoners. 

Prison Fellowship Ministries
A nonprofit, volunteer-reliant organization focused on one overriding vision: that all those involved in and directly impacted by crime will experience the grace and peace of Jesus Christ.

Prison Fellowship's Project Angel Tree  
Make Christmas real for the children of prisoners. Prison Fellowship's Project Angel Tree is a fun way to share Jesus' love with hurting kids. 

Prison Hope
A site designed to share hope and comfort to inmates, their friends and family and those who work in prison ministries. Free Bible courses are offered for all inmates. 

Prison Ministry Email Discussion Group: PRISON
PRISON is an unmoderated discussion list for persons engaged in Christian prison ministry, supporting or participating in organizations engaged in the same, and interested institution staff Chaplains. Prisoners and ex-offenders are welcome to participate 

Prisoners of Hope Ministries, Inc.
Prisoners of Hope Ministries, Inc., provides Bible study material, counseling and group worship services for men and women incarcerated in prisons and jails across the country.

PrisonNet Prison Ministry Network
Information to help your church build an effective prison ministry. 

Released Ministries
Prison ministry of John and Fran Griffin--California. 

South Dakota State Training School Chaplaincy Program
This is a volunteer organization developed to reach the juvenile offenders of the South Dakota State Training School and Juvenile Prison for Jesus Christ. 

Steve's Testimony
Christian criminal justice resources for professionals. Includes a correction officer's testimony and spiritual walk. 

Straight Ahead Ministries
Straight Ahead Ministries trains and equips volunteers to lead incarcerated youth to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Teen Challenge of Greater Cleveland  
Help for life-controlling problems such as alcoholism and drug abuse--70% success rate. 

Touch Prison Ministry--Cape Town
Prison ministry. 

Voice of the Over Comer A Ministry of Restoration

World Harvest Ministries
Serving the spiritually and physically hungry in our prisons and on the streets thru evangelism, relationships, bible studies, and mission trips 

World-wide Prison Ministries
The oldest and most extensive prison ministry in the world. Great links and resources. Powerful testimony by best-selling international author Gene Neill. Free tracts and books for inmates. A must see! 

Yaites Ministries
Our mission is to minister the love of God by sharing the goodness and reality of our salvation through teaching, preaching and healing. 

Places of Refuge
Prison Ministry based on a modified 12 step program. 

Places of Refuge
Steps to Christ--baby to adult Christian, prison ministry with something for everyone.