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Prison stories: A young Iraq war veteran's story
Prison stories: A young Iraq war veteran's story
S was a 19-year old when we met him at Alpha in prison. He served 9 months in Iraq, his story is sad and deeply moving. He told me: "I struggle to sleep, because I have vivid flashbacks of my time in Iraq. I am plagued by pictures of the bloodshed I saw in Iraq among civilians, US servicemen and especially of some of my friends who were killed and maimed in front of me."

I was moved and troubled by this deeply wounded young man's story The next week he was transferred to another prison, I
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Free Inside Prison Ministry

"Lord, thank you for becoming our brother. We ask that you would free those in prison from the bondage of their shame and disgrace. Let them see prison as a time to share in the sufferings of their brothers - and to know that you share those pains as well." Charles W. Colson

Alpha Course in Prison

The personal story of two men, whose lives were changed in prison, through Alpha. Click on the YouTube link below to watch a short, two-minute video about an Alpha course in prison.



A Christ-centered Prison Ministry.

* Free Inside, a Christ-centered prison ministry, bringing the Gospel of the love of Jesus Christ to the incarcerated through the Alpha Course, and other Christ-centered courses.

* The Alpha course gives participants an opportunity to explore the questions of life, and have a real and growing personal relationship with Christ.

* We recruit, encourage and equip teams of volunteers from local churches, in all aspects of prison ministry; with special emphasis on Alpha in a prison setting.

* Our vision is to help equip ex-offenders for a successful re-entry into society by encouraging involvement in the life of a local church and to use all resources available to them to achieve that aim.

Our teams of dedicated and trained volunteers from churches of different denominations, take the Alpha Course to those in prison. Teams consist of both men and women and number between 3 and 6 members.


Vision and Beliefs
Vision and Beliefs

A Christ-centered ministry; building solid foundations for prison ministry by

  • Taking the Christian message into prisons.
  • Training volunteers from local churches in prison ministry, using the Alpha course (see details about the Alpha course below) and other Christ-centered courses.
  • Alerting churches to opportunities that exist for prison ministry helping them to establish their own prison ministry.


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America's Love Affair With The Lock and Key
America's Love Affair With The Lock and Key


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Ducks for Egyptian Widows
Ducks for Egyptian Widows


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Reversing the trend to build more prisons. Finally!
Reversing the trend to build more prisons. Finally!


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How is Alpha delivered in prisons?
How is Alpha delivered in prisons?



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Christmas 2011 Newsletter
Christmas 2011 Newsletter


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Newsletters
Newsletters
The archive of the Free Inside newsletters is a record of the ministry of Free Inside since its inception.

The history of the work is an inspiring account of the birth of Free Inside and its subsequent effect in the prisons of New England and Connecticut in particular.

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Become a Volunteer
Become a Volunteer
If you have a heart for God and a desire to share the love of Jesus with those in prison please consider joining one of our volunteer teams.

All volunteers must be in agreement with the Free Inside statement of beliefs and accept the Volunteer Covenant, set out below in our Beliefs page.


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Prison Stories: A story of mercy and forgiveness
 Prison Stories: A story of mercy and forgiveness
"I was obsessed with getting even."

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