Lutherans have supported a jail ministry in the Madison, Wis., area since the 1970s. John Mix, an ELCA pastor, serves as chaplain of the Dane County Jail for the Madison Area Lutheran Council. In this interview, Mix talks about this ministry of presence for the 950 inmates and more than 100 staff of the sheriff's department.
|ELCA chaplain Dale Mix says art projects, like this mural in the Decatur [Ill.] Correctional Center, can create a safe place for inmates to express what they feel.|
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