Prison farms

Sister Shirley and Sister Susan hold up signs while they sit in support of the prison farms. Signs read, Help save our prison farms, fact prison farms help inmates not to re-offend.One of the Acts of Mercy is to visit the incarcerated. Isaiah urges us to free the captives. The Sisters of Providence have long followed these teachings, centred in the prison region of greater Kingston.

We supported prison farms because they made sense to us: putting inmates in contact with living beings, giving them responsibility for the wellbeing of animals, their needs and their products. It was a way of being connected. Studies have now shown that those most involved in prison farms were less likely to commit crimes after released.


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