On May 29 Prison Chaplains – Part 3, an ABC Compass series, will profile Friendship House, a Samaritans service offering offenders a unique post release program where they are helped to reintegrate into the community.

Chaplain Rev’d Dr Kim Miller visits James who will soon be released from Lithgow Correctional Centre. To help James adjust to life on the outside Kim offers him a place at Friendship House, a Newcastle based initiative that helps newly released prisoners re-enter society. But will James turn up? Meanwhile Jeremy and Gary, once repeat offenders, reveal how the people at Friendship House have helped turn their lives around.

Sunday 6.30pm on ABC.



Prison Chaplains – Part 1, screened on Sunday May 15, goes inside Cessnock and John Moroney Correctional Centres in NSW where two very different chaplains help offenders meet the challenges of incarceration and find meaning in their lives. Anglican priest Rev’d Di Langham, Cessnock Correctional Centre chaplain, was featured in this episode.

“Why am I a chaplain? Good listener, very good listener. And a compassion for people no matter who they are or what they are or where they’re from.”

If you missed the episode, you can view it online now: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/compass/RN1511H012S00


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