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Prison Ministry

The Andover-Newton Prison Ministry is a fellowship of faculty and students. In partnership with Partakers, Inc., a non-profit organization, we offer a non-judgmental presence and friendship to incarcerated persons participating in Boston University's College Beyond Bars program. Participants in the BUCBB program earn a bachelor's degree in General Studies.

We currently support two persons: a female at Framingham State Prison, serving a life sentence, and a male at Bay State Correctional Facility who is midway through a fifteen-year sentence for drug-related offenses.

Our fellowship is divided into 'teams' responsible for one incarcerated person. This support consists of regularly scheduled visits and correspondence between visits.

During the academic year, we also sponsor theological reflections and discussion panels on various topics, as well as other events related to the criminal justice system. We also raise funds for the cost of the correspondence courses each prisoner must take and pass before enrolling in the BUCBB Program.

Our ministry teams are open to additional members who are willing to make a commitment of a year or more to this life-transforming ministry.

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Updated October 31, 2006