The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real (ECR) parishes have had active jail ministries in Santa Clara County for over sixty years. In 2022, we created Saint Joan's Chapel to expand and coordinate services to the community of inmates and those in reentry and recovery in our county. St. Joan's Chapel is named in honor of Saint Joan of Arc (1412-1431). Click to keep reading...
St. Joan’s Chapel supported the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy and Stepping Stones Gathering in bringing holy communion to 198 Elmwood jail inmates to celebrate Christmas 2022.
Stepping Stones Holiday Card Party
We now have 100 on Stepping Stones’ holiday card distribution list. On 10 December 2022, 14 volunteers gathered at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Saratoga, California) to write 164 holiday cards for those in reentry, recovery, and incarceration. Click to keep reading...
Music and Inspiration Inside
For chaplains meeting by Zoom with county jail inmates, here are some music selections and inspiring talks that may fit in well with your presentations. Click to keep reading...
Honoring the Reverend David Robinson, Jail Chaplain
On 12 October 2019, the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy and its large volunteer community honored the Rev. David Robinson who recently retired as CIC Executive Director. The program for the event was titled “Jail Break – Freedom on the Inside.”
Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book
_Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book_ is a new resource about praying to God and listening for God in prison.
Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019
"Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019" report by By Wendy Sawyer and Peter Wagner, Prison Policy Initiative
The Day the War Came, poem by Nicola Davies
"The Day the War Came" poem by Nicola Davies, 2016
Invitation to Brave Space, poem by Micky ScottBey Jones
"Invitation to Brave Space" poem by Micky ScottBey Jones, 2017.
Contra Costa County: Organizations and Programs
Contra Costa: Organizations and Programs - description, web location, and other information for the community of the incarcerated, ex-inmates, and volunteers who want to help.