Visiting the imprisoned is one of the core values of the Christian tradition. The Diocese of Jackson welcomes those interested in the ministry to undergo the training needed to go into prisons in the state. Currently the diocese has active prison ministry programs at:

  • State Penitentiary in Parchman
  • Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, Rankin County
  • Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility, Tutwiler
  • Carroll/Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility, Vaiden
  • Holmes/Humphries County Regional Correctional Facility, Lexington
  • Washington County Regional Correctional Facility, Greenville
  • Yazoo Regional Correctional Facility, Yazoo City

Those interested in prison ministry must be willing to undergo a background check and training and must meet state requirements for visitation.
Contact: Marvin Edwards (601) 594-8254; marvr1951@gmail.com