Dakota County Jail

By   •   October 31, 2013

An inmate reads from the Gospel of John.
An inmate reads from the Gospel of John.
Chaplain Jim Bzoskie leads a short Bible study.
Chaplain Jim Bzoskie leads a short Bible study.
Chaplain Vern Hildebrandt listens to inmates' testimonies. "They bless me more than I bless them," he said.
Chaplain Vern Hildebrandt listens to inmates' testimonies. "They bless me more than I bless them," he said.
Inmates gather in a circle for Bible study. The jail also holds church services.
Inmates gather in a circle for Bible study. The jail also holds church services.
A "My Decision" booklet, a BGEA resource used for new Christians. The booklet is on a bulletin board in a classroom at the jail.
A "My Decision" booklet, a BGEA resource used for new Christians. The booklet is on a bulletin board in a classroom at the jail.
An inmate walks down the hall with Operations Lt. Lawrence Hart, a fellow Christian.
An inmate walks down the hall with Operations Lt. Lawrence Hart, a fellow Christian.
An inmate holds a Bible in the hallway.
An inmate holds a Bible in the hallway.
Inmates return to their unit with Bibles.
Inmates return to their unit with Bibles.
Chaplain Jim Bzoskie holds a handwritten Bible study he completed after giving his life to Christ. He received the booklet from BGEA in the '70s and corresponded with someone from the ministry.
Chaplain Jim Bzoskie holds a handwritten Bible study he completed after giving his life to Christ. He received the booklet from BGEA in the '70s and corresponded with someone from the ministry.
A mural in the gym picturing the word "faith" beside praying hands. It also includes the phrase "Break the chains that bind you."
A mural in the gym picturing the word "faith" beside praying hands. It also includes the phrase "Break the chains that bind you."
A small mural that inmate Brian is working on.
A small mural that inmate Brian is working on.

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