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Bringing light to Virginia’s prisons: GraceInside’s chaplains transform lives through counseling, worship, and support for incarcerated men and women.

For over a century  GraceInside  (formerly Chaplain Service Prison Ministries of Virginia) 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, GraceInside’s 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 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 is to provide full-time chaplains in all of Virginia’s state adult and juvenile prison facilities. The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia is a partner with GraceInside.