While people tend to lump both jail ministry and prison ministry together, in reality there are significant differences. These differences are largely due to the purposes of jail facilities and prison facilities. Join us as Rich Deshaies, SJ and Dale Recinella, JD lead us in a conversation from their vast experiences.
Dale Recinella, JD
Dale has served for over 20 years as a spiritual counselor and Catholic lay chaplain in Florida’s prisons. On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Florida, in 1998 he began ministering cell-to-cell to the approximately 400 men on Florida’s death row and the approximately 2,000 men in Florida’s long-term solitary confinement.
Rich Deshaies, SJ
Fr. Deshaies serves the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office as a contract chaplain. He is also active in the ACCA (American Correctional Chaplains Association), ACCM (American Catholic Correctional Ministries) and NAAWS (chaplain of the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents).