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I wish I could say I discovered this word myself---being a former English Teacher and all ;-)  But I didn't. This word and its meaning was shared with me by Rev Robyn Frye, who also initially introduced me to Prison Ministry several years ago.  I believe she got the te...

This past Sunday, the Prison Ministry members, Alicia Wells and Melodie Thompson, arrived at the Women’s Prison  with high hopes of making a dramatic shift in the way the ministry of dance is presented during the  traditional Sunday evening  chapel service.

Th...

October 25, 2016

I've been doing  Prison Ministry for about 7 years now, and yes-- I get tired and sometimes wonder why I am still leaving my family on a Sunday evening once a month, driving to the ACI, and hearing 4 heavy steel doors slam and lock behind me as I make my way down to Ch...

James McBride, aka, Mr Deep Positivity, DID--- at the Women's Prison Chapel Service, Cranston ACI.  He rapped it, spoke it, and even sang it -- and by the time he was done, all the women had something to tell -- namely-- that Jesus loves them, heals them, saves them an...

December 13, 2015

I reflected, I wrote, I cited biblical support, and I executed this month's message "God's Extreme Makeover" with poignancy, repetition and animation. And then I realized--- no amount of accuracy and expertise can guarantee that these women will really "hear" me. No am...

“I would like a bible if you could bring me one, please.”

 

This was the request written on a Prayer Request sheet for the inmates after the June 14th  Chapel Service.  During “Practicing Gratitude” (my favorite part of the chapel service), another inmate had thanked God...

March 8, 2015

By Alicia Siryon Wells

 

SEVEN......The biblical number meaning completion and perfection. This number may have seemed unusual on this cold Sunday evening, but in God's eyes it was perfect, it was complete. This was the number of women that came out to worship at the ACI...

January 28, 2015

A Poem by Inmate "CF" 

 

I am always watching you

I see all and everything you do

I know the hidden secrets in your heart

And all the dreams you wish to start

I watch every single step you take

I know the exact moves you're about to make

I can see all the obstacles in your way

...

January 28, 2015

By Assistant Director, Alicia Siryon Wells

 

If you are driving down Pontiac Avenue passing "Power" Road in Cranston on Sunday evening, particularly, the third Sunday of the month, you may feel a quickening in your spirit. And you may say to yourself, hmm, what was that-...

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A Poem by Inmate "CF" 

 

I am always watching you

I see all and everything you do

I know the hidden secrets in your heart

And all the dreams you wish to st...

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