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In California, Prison Chaplains Wanted—and Wanting

May 30, 2017

America Magazine reports, "On the hierarchy of demands in most prison systems, pastoral care scores low. The state of California—second highest in the country in number of people incarcerated—does better than most other states, providing at least one salaried position for a Catholic chaplain in each of the state’s 36 facilities (which currently house over 90,000 inmates), as well as for the state’s hospitals, veterans’ homes and developmental centers."

Read about the California Catholic Conference of Bishop's commitment to chaplaincy >>