Prison Ministry

Our Mission
Alpha Prison and Community Ministry is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) with principal goals to:

  • Introduce the Christian faith to incarcerated Connecticut offenders and explain how it is possible to live the Christian life positively, practically, and joyfully.
  • Provide community Alpha programs to help released offenders enhance their faith and live successfully in the community as productive citizens.
  • Involve annually in the ministry 200 Protestant and Catholic churches who will support this ministry through prayer, volunteer recruiting, and financial contributions.
  • Seek support from State and Federal agencies.

What Does Alpha Prison and Community Ministry Do?
Alpha Prison and Community Ministry provides 9 Alpha courses in seven (7) Connecticut correctional facilities and offers two community programs in Hartford at a center administered by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). The first course was offered in 1999. From 7/1/07 through 12/31/11, 1,402 Certificates of Completion were signed by the DOC Director of Religious Services and presented to offender participants. The Ministry provides a sense of hope that no matter the circumstances there is an opportunity through a personal relationship with the Lord to have inner peace and a life worth living.