Prison Ministry

Resource List

Shepherd's Door

Shepherd’s Door – building bridges of trust and hope between the exit doors of the institution and the entrance doors of our local churches

ISIDORE Recycling

ISIDORE’s mission is to make recycling electronics easy, secure and accessible, while creating employment opportunities for people who have successfully exited California’s correctional system.

Friends Outside

Friends Outside -is to assist children and families, prisoners, and former prisoners with the immediate and long-term effects of incarceration


American Rehabilitation Ministries (good resource for Bibles and much more)

Equipping God’s Children to Be Ready to Give a Defense of the Christian Faith

Aurora Ministries

Excellent resource for many of the needs we have in prison ministry.

Bible Believers Fellowship

Nation wide Prison Ministry (good resource for Christian material).

Pastors to Prisoners

Getting Pastors to help prison and jail Chaplains minister to those behind bars.

Chaplain Ray

Resource for ordering Chaplain Ray’s books from Acclaimed Books.

Marty Angelo Ministries

Marty Angelo, author of the testimony book, Once Life Matters: A New Beginning.

Re-Entry Ministries

Re-Entry Jail and Prison Ministry, offering resource information to Chaplains

American Bible Society

It is where you can get the”Free on the Inside” Bibles and other materials.

Low Cost Bible

Thomas Nelson Publishing Company, will offer low cost Bibles & New Testaments.

Large Print Bibles

Also in Braille, are available from Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.

Bibles at Cost

Bibles At Cost, has a New Testament called “How to find God.” I have heard over and over from the inmates it helped them understand the Bible like nothing else they have ever used. I pass out as many of these as I can get my hands on.

Prison Impact Ministries

Prison Impact Ministries is a site all Chaplains must check out. Monty Christensen has started the “next generation of testimony books” prison/jail library with his book 70 X 7 and Beyond; And Ron Sharp’s book Reflections Through The Window. Anyone who has struggled with addiction, crime Randall that comes with “the lifestyle” will relate to what these books have to say.

Christian Rehab

Resource for Christian Rehab Men’s and Women’s homes in California area. In Adobe Reader printable format (file.pdf)


Associated Chaplains In California State Service. This is the official web site of ACCSS. Chaplains serving in California Departments of Corrections, Youth Authority, Mental Health, Developmental Services and Veteran’s Homes. Facility Chaplains are listed with addresses and phone numbers.


Association of Professional Chaplains. (A.P.C.) Is a interfaith professional pastoral care association of providers of pastoral care endorsed by faith groups to serve persons in physical, spiritual,or mental need in diverse settings throughout the world. The organization was formed by the merging of the College of Chaplains and the Association of Mental Health Clergy. These two organizations had rich histories with each having over 50 years of service to its members.

Trinity Ministries

Trinity School of Chaplaincy and Seminary


The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
(ICISF) is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation
of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors; and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.

California Dept of Corrections

To locate an inmate within the California Department of Corrections, please call (916) 445-6713, which is available 24 hours a day. You must have either the inmate’s CDC number, or the inmate’s full name and date of birth to receive information.