Religious Program Provides Peace and Calm for Ohio State Prison

August 4, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On August 4, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "inmates at the [Ohio] state prison here say calm has replaced rampant drugs and violence since the arrival of a new warden seven years ago... As well as starting more education and job training programs at Marion Correctional Institution, Warden Christine Money has drawn national attention for programs that allow inmates greater freedom to exercise religious beliefs... Promise Keepers, a Christian men's group, will come to the prison about 45 miles north of Columbus on Aug. 12 for its first rally behind bars. The prison's Horizon interfaith dormitory, where 48 Christians, Jews and Muslims live in family units of six, will be honored by the American Correctional Association at its meeting Aug. 12 in Nashville, Tenn. The trade association for prison professionals, based in Lanham, Md., has 20,000 members."