Get involved with MCC's prison ministry
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free."
- Luke 4:18
In Jesus' first sermon, he calls for the captives to be released and for the oppressed to be free. The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prison population. MCC answers Jesus’ call be journeying alongside communities who have been targeted by the mass incarceration system towards healing and restoration. MCC walks with churches as they work for justice alongside impacted communities.
MCC works with partner organizations to reach out to inmates through discipling and training, and through housing and employment opportunities.
Pipeline to Prison Learning Tour
Join MCC for a Pipeline to Prison Learning Tour to learn about mass incarceration in the U.S. The tour will include visits to prisons and agencies working with incarcerated people and returning citizens in your local area.
“You got Booked!”
“You got Booked!” is an interactive learning tool developed by MCC. It provides youth and adult participants with an insight into the many flaws in the U.S. criminal justice system that lead to mass incarceration. MCC staff are available to meet with groups and guide discussion.
Engage with MCC U.S. Washington Office
We are in touch with MCC staff around the world so that we can better advocate for U.S. government policies that make for a more peaceful and just world.
Healing Communities Training
This program trains congregations on how to welcome and support formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
In addition to MCC's international work, our national and regional offices offer programs here at home, including work with racial justice, the criminal justice system and immigration. Read more about the programs and see what's available near you.