Dakota County Jail

By   •   October 31, 2013

A small mural that inmate Brian is working on.
A small mural that inmate Brian is working on.
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."
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.
Inmates return to their unit with Bibles.
Inmates return to their unit with Bibles.
An inmate holds a Bible in the hallway.
An inmate holds a Bible in the hallway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chaplain Jim Bzoskie leads a short Bible study.
Chaplain Jim Bzoskie leads a short Bible study.
An inmate reads from the Gospel of John.
An inmate reads from the Gospel of John.

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