Man helps inmates find hope, purpose through jail ministry

Good News Notes: “Jail is a place where people wait, says Bruce Noddin, who provides spiritual counsel to Androscoggin County Jail inmates. “These guys are in limbo for the most part,” he said. Most haven’t been sentenced and are waiting to learn of their judicial fate. And most are struggling with substance use or mental…

Loveland church gives families of the incarcerated hope for Christmas

Good News Notes: “The Christmas holidays are a time for connecting with friends and family. But for those with loved ones in jail, the season can feel anything but cheerful.” “Redemption Church in Loveland is trying to make the holiday season brighter for the families of inmates with the Hope for Christmas program, which builds…

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Inmates train rescue dogs with ‘Paws of Purpose’ program on Rikers Island