FREEDOM RANCH MAUI INCORPORATED
“A New Way
Freedom Ranch Maui Incorporated
has been carrying on a vigorous prison and correctional facility outreach from
the very moment of its founding. The following are examples, among others,
of work already done.
As in every educational project
we undertake, the main thrust of Freedom Ranch Maui Prison Outreach is to reach
individual inmates and groups of inmates who are still suffering from the
terrible curse of alcoholism and other addictions.
What We've Done
Through the generosity of a Maui benefactor, and
with the cooperation of the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, forty key
Alcoholics Anonymous spiritual history books were distributed to each of the
state of Hawaii's twelve correctional facilities. The benefactor's
donation also enabled distribution of twenty two key books to Chaplain Entz
for the Federal Transfer Facility in Okalahoma City. Also twelve key
books to the chapel at that facility. Also twelve key books to
Chaplain Maloney for a Federal Correctional Facility in Maryland. Six
books were requested by, and sent to, Religion Online for reproduction of
the entire books as they chose. Twelve books, four each were requested
by and distributed to three different inmates.
Through the generosity of a New Jersey benefactor
and with the cooperation of Hawaii's Lieutenant Governor, an additional
sixty books went out to Hawaii's twelve correctional facilities: and a
further twenty four books were sent to the same twelve facilities.
Seventeen key books were requested by and delivered to the Federal
Correctional Facility in New England.
All the foregoing distributions of spiritual
recovery were free to the recipient and the result of seven different
benefactor contributions made by people in Hawaii, New Jersey, Manhattan
Beach California, South Carolina, Woodland California, Las Vegas, and
Our President Richard G. Burns is an active member
of COPE (Coalition of Prison Evangelists). His work is registered with
that organization and various ministries have been contacted to widen the
scope of distributions.
In a mid-2006 trip to Washington, D.C., Richard G.
Burns and Rev. Ken Burns met with the President and CEO of Prison Ministries
International as a prelude to addresses to their conference in 2007 and to
coordinate our outreach through the organization and its contacts.
What We Plan
As additional donations are
received the Prison Ministry Outreach will be expanded to include website
teaching, training of faith-based outreach leaders, and distribution of
audio, video, CD, and newsprint informational guides.
To reach a wide number of
State, Federal, Military, and misc. correctional institutions, we will be
distributing our books and classroom materials using the Coalition of Prison
Evangelists Prison Directory, 2005. Also, Prisoners Note Book from
Shiloh Press. Also, resources and suggestions from COPE's, Effective
Jail and Prison Ministry for the 21st Century, 1998.
Freedom Ranch Maui
Incorporated is a non-profit charitable and education corporation organized
under the laws of the State of Hawaii and has no affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics
Anonymous, or any other outside fellowship.
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