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As of March 13, 2020, the jail downtown has temporarily suspended all volunteers due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the prison system has suspended onsite and offsite activities. Volunteers will be notified when the status of this closure changes via our website (www.forsythjpm.org), email and Facebook.
This is just a sampling of the work performed by the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries (FJPM) in Winston-Salem.
With the help of volunteers and staff, the FJPM ministers to the inmate populations of the maximum security Forsyth County Detention Center in downtown Winston-Salem (population approx. 750), and the minimum security Forsyth Correctional Center in northern Winston-Salem (population approximately 250).
We are an inter-denominational ministry that thrives and survives on the efforts of our volunteers, and by the grants and private donations we receive from the public. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click here. If you can present an offering of any size to help us maintain and improve this invaluable community service, please click here.
In addition to ministering to inmates, one of our key goals is to provide a variety of skills that help inmates adjust to life after imprisonment. From teaching coping mechanisms and finding employment, to avoiding the behaviors that got them into trouble, we offer a wide range of services that help inmates survive in jail, and thrive outside of it.
Providing Christian counsel. Helping inmates prepare for a life outside of prison. Ministering to inmates through worship, music and Bible studies…
“Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them.”