Centacare offers, on request, Pastoral Care to prisoners and prison staff irrespective of their faith or their 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 centres to ensure that the needs of the whole person are being addressed.
Our volunteers and staff have clinical pastoral training to people in crisis and minister to a broad range of concerns commonly experienced in a correctional environment. These concerns include sickness, grief and loss, emotional disruption, life changes and faith issues for prisoners.
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
- Brisbane Women’s
- Palen Creek
Interested in becoming a Prison Chaplain? Click here to view our brochure.