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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-4231
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Prison Ministry
Ministry that reaches out to incarcerated men and women.



GraceInside (formerly Chaplain Service Prison Ministries of Virginia)

For nearly a century this unique ministry has changed the lives of thousands of offenders throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. By distributing Bibles, conducting worship services, providing counseling and coordinating volunteer programs, our staff of Chaplains have reached even the most violent offenders through much needed prison ministry.

GraceInside’s chaplains are like lighthouses beckoning toward a new port for the 30,000 currently incarcerated in Virginia’s state prison system. Prisons can be treacherous seas, but they can also be transformative ones.

Virginia is unique in that chaplains are not state employees. Chaplains are privately funded by caring individuals, churches, denominations, foundations and businesses.

GraceInside's Mission: To provide full-time chaplains in all of Virginia’s state adult and juvenile prison facilities.


Last Published: August 23, 2016 10:29 AM