Prison Chaplaincy - Overview

Prison Chaplaincy - Overview

We offer, on request, pastoral care to prisoners and staff irrespective of their faith or non-religious views. Our prison chaplains regularly visit nine correctional centres in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Their role is to work alongside other professionals in the Correctional Centre to ensure that the needs of the whole person are being addressed.

Our staff have clinical pastoral training to people in crisis and minister to a broad range of pastoral concerns associated with the correctional environment. Such concerns include sickness, grief and loss, emotional disruption, life changes and faith issues for prisoners. 

Prison chaplains, who include priests, religious sisters, lay men and women from the Brisbane Archdiocese offer on request, pastoral care to prisoners and staff irrespective of their religious or non-religious background. Prison Chaplains are mindful that the conversations with each prisoner are confidential, and are not shared with anyone else.

There are different ways in which our chaplains can be referred to a prisoner. They can be at the request of:

  • the prisoner himself or herself
  • a prison officer
  • a family member
  • another inmate  

Our chaplains visit regularly the following correctional centres in the Brisbane Archdiocese:

  • Arthur Gorrie
  • Borallon
  • Brisbane
  • Brisbane Women’s
  • Maryborough
  • Numinbah
  • Palen Creek
  • Wolston
  • Woodford   

Click on our brochure to read more. Prison Chaplain Brochure

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