Proposed inmate chapel to help keep men out of jail


POSTED: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:54pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 1:13pm

Since 1997, volunteers have been teaching Sunday school at Corrections Corpoartion of America Bradshaw State Jail in Henderson, and as the years have gone by, the number of inmates who want to attend continues to grow.

Which is why these volunteers, along with local pastors, are attempting to raise $600,000 to build a chapel building next to the jail.

They say it will give the inmates an opportunity to meet in a larger group, and attract others to join.

It's an outreach that helps those behind bars, but according to those involved, it will also have an affect on those outside the jail, and not just rusk county, most of the inmates in Bradshaw are from Smith and Gregg County.

Bradshaw state jail holds nearly 2,000 inmates at a time, with around 3,000 moving through each year.

If you would like to take part in this outreach, donations can be made to: Prison Chapel Ministries of Eat Texas, Inc., 1414B West Main, Henderson TX, 75654

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