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Institutional Ministry

The CAMP trains artists to reach out to those often forgotten.  Studies show that faith-based

programs reduce the recidivism rate and provide comfort in hospitals, nursing homes, and

shelter facilities.


Our prison ministry is a joint effort with Prison Fellowship - a national organization founded by

Chuck Colson in 1976.  We also work with Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree—an organization that

reaches out to the children of prisoners.

Artists that work with the CAMP's Institutional Ministry have performed in several prisons

throughout Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Louisiana and New England.  Other opportunities for

CAMP artists have included correctional conferences, retreats, volunteer events, and fundraisers.

Reviews from Correctional Officials:

“I made rounds today and no less than 20 prisoners approached me and told me how much

they appreciated and enjoyed the service very much.  I hope that you and your staff know

that your visits are worthwhile and very much appreciated!  Thanks again.

Ken Ryan, Assistant Deputy Warden

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility

“I just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic program Saturday evening.  I'm still hearing men talking about it on the Yard.  Even some of the officers were commenting on how good the program was, and how well organized and cooperative you all were.” 

David M. Leach, Chaplain

Cooper Street Correctional Facility

Special Alternative Incarceration Facility 3100 Cooper Street Jackson, MI 49201

“On behalf of the Recreation Department of Milan Federal Bureau of Prisons, I would

like to personally thank you for your important contribution of time and energy. Your

knowledge and expertise benefited the inmates who participated in our Black History

Program. Positive activities such as this really make a difference in the lives of the

inmates here at Milan. Thanks to you bringing the Detroit award winning gospel

Rappers Gideon Crew, Detroit award winning gospel singer Sonnie Day, and Speaker

Rufus Harris we have had one of our most successful Black History Programs thus far. I

am so happy to inform you that so many inmates have spoken of the great time they

had and couldn’t wait for you all to come back”.  

Kimberly S. Burton

Recreation Specialist, Milan Federal Institution

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