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Prison Ministry Prayer Request

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For those of you that don't know, I am involved with my districts Prison Ministry work. I am a volunteer at one of the facilities and I chair the district task force and serve on the district Mission Board. Last night was our monthly meeting and bad news came up.

Illinois has significant financial issues. Instead of taking a sensible approach, they are just hacking wildly at the budget and they have threatened different prisons for the last two years. This year, it appears to be a reality. The Supermax facility (the worst offenders in the state) is being shut down effective at the end of June. Pink slips started going out yesterday.

In addition to this, one of the youth detention centers (IYC) has started giving out pink slips as well, but they haven't announced a shut down date yet.

Then the legislature is working on legislation that woudl shut down a private facility (non run by the government), Tri-County, that serves as the county jail for three counties in the district and the Immigration Service.

The prayers that we need:

- Praise for the opportunities that have been provided from our Lord's good and gracious bounty and that he sent his Son to be good news to share.
- For the staff of and communities surrounding these facilities as they prepare to face these drastic and potentially devastating changes
- for the inmates as they get shuffled around to different facilities.
- For the new facilities that will be recieving the supermax inmates. These are people that have killed guards and other inmates.
- For our volunteers at Tamms and Tri-County as we need to work to find new positions for him to volunteer at to maintain his grant money.


I thank you in advance for your time and prayers. Blessings on your day, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
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WARRIORFIT1 8/5/2012 1:53PM

    Hi, Tailor, praying for your prison ministry situation... how are things going at this point?

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BILLALEX70 5/27/2012 2:13PM

    Prayers for all.

Here in Ohio they just 'sold' a few prisons to a private contractor. My brother has worked there for 15 years and did get to keep his job, but at a reduced pay. He was fortunate enough to be in that position; many people lost jobs or thought they'd do better elsewhere.

Hope things are going well for you in life in general.

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TRACYZABELLE 5/24/2012 12:27AM

    Why is it they cut where it is needed the most? prayers coming out!

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MONETRUBY 5/23/2012 9:24PM

    Wow, that sounds scary and serious, on so many levels. I will send out prayers for all involved.

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MONETRUBY 5/23/2012 9:24PM

    Wow, that sounds scary and serious, on so many levels. I will send out prayers for all involved.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/23/2012 7:10PM

    I am flabbergasted at the places where they seem to want to save money. I guess it's across the board and the cuts are in every area of the government but we didn't have enough prison beds to begin with.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/23/2012 5:20PM

    pretty serious stuff going on ST! prayers going up right now!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/23/2012 5:19PM

    pretty serious stuff going on ST! prayers going up right now!

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DEREKCSIMMONS 5/23/2012 2:46PM

    So prayed. Good luck brother.

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