Prison Ministry

The Diocese of Charlotte Prison Ministry is made up of parish-based volunteers who visit people incarcerated in prisons, jails and detention centers located in the 46 counties of western North Carolina that encompass the Diocese of Charlotte. They enrich their faith – bringing company, hope, love and the mercy of Jesus Christ. Learn more below about how to volunteer or request a visit for a loved one.

Major correctional facilities in WNC where we serve

Our volunteers regularly visit the large (>500 beds) correctional facilities noted on the map below, and other facilities upon request:

Craggy Correctional Center

Marion Correctional Center

Mountain View Correctional Institution

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institute

Foothills Correctional Institute

Alexander Correctional Institution

Forsyth County Detention Center

Piedmont Correctional Institution

Albemarle Correctional Institute

Southern Correctional Institution

Richmond Correctional Institution

Anson Correctional Institution

To request a visit to a loved one at these or any other detention center in western North Carolina, please email us (see below) with the following information:

  • Your name and your loved one’s name
  • Your email address and/or phone number
  • Facility name
  • Any specific requests or information you would like to share for us to best serve you and your loved one

“I was in prison and you came to visit me … I will assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.”
(Matthew 25:36, 40)

Contact Us

Deacon James Witulski

Prison Ministry Coordinator
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