Mercy In Action

Prison Ministry

We have a long and continuing involvement with the corrective services system, as teachers, chaplains and pastoral support workers. We aim to reduce the instances of recidivism through instilling hope within people in prison through a variety of activities such as school and academic learning, as well as self awareness classes and personal growth classes.

One of our largest involvements is with the Bihute prison in Goroka, Papua New Guinea where we are one of the primary organisations that provide rehabilitation services. We visit both the male and female prisoners to teach skills such as clothes and bilum making, as well as discuss human rights and personal responsibility. We sell the bilums or other items the prisoners make for them, holding the money so they have something to help start their lives after prison. Upon release from Bihute, we make available to the released prisoners meal, supplies (such as toiletries) and a bus fare to their own community.