JPSI news

Special issue of American Jails magazine features JPSI chaplain: The July/August 2012 edition of the American Jail Association’s bi-monthly magazine has been coordinated by JPSI’s Chaplain Gary Friedman and is described as “Keeping the Faith: Meeting the religious needs of inmates from all faith groups without breaking the budget, the law or security can be a formidable challenge.”

Unkosher: A Lie That Costs by Torrey Sims. Prisoners across the country are falsely claiming the Jewish faith in order to have access to a kosher diet, which they believe is a safer and better-tasting meal option. The high amount of inmates lying about their religion creates many problems in the system — primarily, a cost concern.

The “Jewish” Con: Jewish chaplain Gary Friedman wasn’t surprised when he learned that incarcerated neo-Nazi gang members were claiming to be Jews at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center on the Olympic Peninsula. Click here for a page that will take you to this Seattle Weekly article.

What others are saying: Read what others have to say about JPSI, including Rabbi Beth Singer from Temple Beth Am.

Chaplaincy Today: With more than 130 years of history and counting, chaplaincy in the United States is an ever-changing process. Read about some of these changes in the Chaplaincy Today article from the August 2003 issue of the Corrections Today magazine.

Chaplaincy Today

We are also happy to present our new website. Our web designer, Chaim Eliyah, has been working on getting the site presentable, as well as ready to accept donations.

Please check back often, as we will be posting news updates regularly.