August 8, 2011

States scramble to find prison chaplains after cuts

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RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) In the two months since North Carolina’s legislature laid off most of its prison chaplains, Betty Brown, director of prison chaplaincy services, has been crisscrossing the state searching for volunteers who can attend to the religious needs of Native American, Wiccan and Rastafarian prisoners. State legislators had assumed volunteer ministries would jump […]

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