SafeHouse Ministries “Then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you
something to drink? When did we see
you a stranger and invite you in, or
needing clothes and clothe you? When did
we see you sick, or in prison and go to
visit you?" The King will reply,"I tell you
the truth, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me."
- Matthew 25:37-40
United Way

 

Clergy Visitation

 

Pastors and staff from area churches may visit inmates
that are members or family of members of their congregations.
Contact Chaplain Richardson at 706-641-5334 at least
24 hours in advance of intended visit to be authorized and scheduled.
Usually one visit will be approved unless there are special circumstances.
Ministerial visits will be between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
If inmate is a family member of the Pastor or a staff member,
please do not use ministerial priviledge to visit the family member.

 

ORIENTATION GUIDELINES

Staff is always right. Never argue or challenge staff.
This is not a visitation program for an individual inmate.
BRING NOTHING IN — TAKE NOTHING OUT
Demonstrate courtesy and respect for Staff — represent God in all you do.
Do not get involved in an inmate’s legal issues.
We don’t represent inmates; we minister to them.
Never make phone calls on behalf of an inmate.
Do not encourage or reinforce negativity toward administration or staff.
Don’t give a pen or pencil to an inmate. Note that inmates only write in blue ink or pencil.
Bring picture ID with you. Dress appropriately.
Do not make unauthorized public statements regarding inmates inside or outside the facility.
Never make public statements regarding transportation of inmates.
Do not pass anything from one inmate to another. Do not carry messages back and forth.
Don’t ask inmates about their crimes.
Do not enter any business dealings. Do not give cash or put money in an inmate’s account.
Do not run.
We have no rights, but are granted grace by the Administration.
Be flexible. Some times things won’t be “normal”.
Be consistent and be prepared.
Avoid theological and denominational “battles”. Minister to inmates. Seek and build unity.
Do not bad-mouth other groups, religious or not.
Arrive ON TIME and leave ON TIME.
Share the Love of God with anyone God puts in your path, staff, inmates or their families.

 

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