At the 28th Session of Annual Conference, resolution 21.10 Mass Incarceration and Restorative Justice passed. It was resolved that the Bishop appoint a committee of 5 to 7 people to join in the efforts with other United Methodists and the General Board of Church & Society to end mass incarceration by becoming actively involved throughout our Annual Conference by educating members and becoming involved in ministries and opportunities for:

  • Sentencing reform
  • Ending prison privatization
  • Developing just re-entry programs
  • Increasing participation and opportunities for in prison ministry

Click here to download the presentation materials from the first prison reform talk. If you are interested in getting involved in prison reform, contact Billie Fidlin, Director of Outreach Ministries at bfidlin@dscumc.org.

Prison Reform Task Force Notes

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