Alamance Orange Prison Ministry & Yokefellows
Our church joins with other Orange & Alamance County congregations in making a contribution to support a chaplain at the prison unit located in Hillsborough. The Hillsborough facility is a minimum security unit housing persons serving short sentences and preparing to re-enter society. Chaplain Dave Nickel works closely with Yokefellows and the inmates.
If you are interested in providing support and companionship to the inmates at this prison, become involved with Yokefellows. This group of volunteers comes to the Peace Center at the prison on Tuesday evenings (7:00-8:00). We share refreshments and fellowship with those inmates who decide to participate. You also can help by baking cookies and leaving them in the chest freezer in the UCCH kitchen (labeled “Yokefellows”).
People interested in criminal justice meet at the church, 7-8:30 pm the last Tuesday of each month when Yokefellows isn’t held. There is a selected topic, often a speaker, and we share our experiences and questions.
This is a special project of the NC Council of Churches that organizes and educates within churches about issues related to the death penalty. It sponsors two outreach programs, one to families of murder victims and one that links death row inmates to pen pals.