A story, and blessing to share … what’s it like to volunteer?
Volunteering inside is a huge blessing. We’re often asked “What’s it like?”
So this is an “installment” in a series of posts that will paint a picture.
Scent 1 — An attempt to outline an evening with prisoners.
The scene: A rural county jail. This level of the justice system – is where prisoners begin their incarceration. Arrests are relatively fresh. Most don’t spend more than a few months here before they are paroled or sent to state prison.
The setting: Twenty men dressed entirely in orange smocks with hot pink plastic clogs on their feet. Green painted concrete floor, worn through in places. Cinderblock walls. Some books on plain painted wooden shelves: Paperback junk mostly, that wouldn’t sell at a thrift store. The vending machines are turned off. This is a rec. / visiting room. A couple of aged folding tables are at one side.
High celling with windows near…
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