Prisoner & Family Ministry

LSSI's Prisoner and Family Ministry (PFM) serves those who are incarcerated, their families, and people released from prison. The goals of this programming range from maintaining or building a relationship with their children to developing life and employment skills, and returning to their community.

Visits to Mom

  • The Visits to Mom program provides free transportation to children whose mothers are incarcerated. Periodic bus trips are scheduled to Decatur and Logan Correctional Centers.
  • For more information on Visits to Mom, please call 618.997.9076, ext. 861 or email

Re-entry Services for Returning Citizens

  • Employment Skills School
  • Green Reentry Opportunities (GRO)
  • Temporary Housing
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Storybook Project

  • Connects parents who are incarcerated with their children through reading
  • Volunteers record the parent reading a story, and LSSI sends the storybook, the recording, and sometimes a personal message, to the child.
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