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.”