Chapter 8 – Ministering To Death Row Inmates

OBJECTIVES:

Upon conclusion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Explain how to start a ministry to death row inmates.
  • Discuss guidelines for ministering to death row inmates.
  • Explain how to help a death row inmate prepare to die.

INTRODUCTION

Some prisons have “death rows”–special units where prisoners are housed who have been condemned to death by the legal system of their nation, state, or province. These inmates are usually kept in segregated or maximum security facilities. Death row is a unique segment of the penal institution, and this chapter is designed to help you minister effectively in this environment.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.