Four times each year, a bunch of Episcopalians go to prison in New Hampshire.

They get back out at the end of the day, after playing softball with a team of inmates from the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women in Concord.

“It’s a ministry of presence. It’s a ministry of companionship,” said Benge Ambrogi, Diocese of New Hampshire’s chief operating officer and canon for mission resources.

Ambrogi told Episcopal News Service: “I don’t think that the everyday Joe in our churches has a lot of exposure to people that are incarcerated, and we might have a different perception of the type of people they are.”

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