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Prisoners are the most forgotten people in society and the last served in Christianity. For all our sakes, I’d like to change that. —Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners

You can change the life of a person in prison.

The Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners was initiated in 2006 in response to numerous requests for spiritual materials from prison chaplains and individual prisoners. Each year over $60,000 worth of FREE publications by Sister Joan Chittister are sent to prison chaplains and volunteers ministering in 90 prisons across the United States. The Fund is in close contact with this network of chaplains who personally distribute the materials received. Individual requests from those in prison are also honored.


The Fund is especially intent on getting the monthly publication, The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister, into the prisons because chaplains find this interfaith resource ideal for personal and group reflection.


More than two million U.S. adults are currently in prison. That's nearly 1% of the entire U.S. population — almost one in every 100 of us — who will spend our lives behind bars. Thanks to your efforts, the Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners is the only help toward a meaningful life that many of these prisoners ever receive.

Your gift will impact the lives of those in prison through:

• Free Spiritual Materials

• Forming Spiritual Communities

• Prison & Halfway House Retreats

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Donate by phone or by mail

Phone: 814-459-5994

Mailing address:
Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners
355 East Ninth Street
Erie, PA 16503