Category: Living

Special Day of Reflection

Enjoy a Special Day of Reflection This special day is set aside for those who love someone who is incarcerated.  Enjoy a day of reflection and quiet prayer.   A comforting time of sharing with each other over a delicious meal and the Celebration of the Mass. Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:30 Registration 10:00 am to 3:00 pm […]

More on Inmate Phone Rates

We should have known the phone companies would challenge the FCC regulations on prison and jail phone rates!  We were happy to post in  April 2015 when Gov. Kasich lowered phone rates in response to FCC changes. Then again in October 2015 we posted the Cuyahoga county was following the State’s lead by lowering phone […]

Complaining to God is OK

At times having an incarcerated loved one brings us to our knees in prayer…and sometimes it’s more like complaining to God than it is the prayer of angels and saints.   That’s ok.  Our Father wants to hear it.   The article below is reprinted from the Catholic News Service on Complaining to God.   As we enter […]

Special Day of Reflection

A Special Day Of Reflection For Those Who Love Someone Who is Incarcerated   Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Jesuit Retreat House 5629 State Road Parma, OH 44134   “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them.” – Hebrews 13:3   Enjoy a day of reflection and […]

Wings Party – LOCI

Wings Party at Lorain Correctional Here’s a volunteer opportunity to help inmates and their families. The Lorain Correctional Institute is hosting a Wings Party!  For the past 5 year Mrs. Ann Edenfield out of Albuquerque, New Mexico has hosted a WINGS Party here at LorCI.  This year we are in need of help for our […]

Using Facebook for News

LEAF’s Facebook Page       Just a quick reminder about using LEAF Ministry Facebook page.  Recently I’ve found several articles of general interest to LEAF families but I got frustrated because I didn’t have time to publish them.  It’s embarrassing to say, I didn’t even think of sharing them on our Facebook page! That takes all […]

New ODRC Handbook for Families Published

ODRC Publishes New Handbook for Families The official title says it all:  “Handbook for the Families, Friends, Supporters and Mentors of Northeast Ohio Offenders”.   This is an outstanding resource for anyone working with staff or inmates in one of the State’s correctional facilities in northeast Ohio.   Much of this 90 page handbook is generic information […]

Prisoner Express

Prisoner Express – The bridge between prisoners and the outside world. Prison can be a mind dulling experience for those incarcerated.  The body may be imprisoned, but the mind is free to roam.  Enter Prisoner Express.  This Cornell University outreach encourages inmates to improve themselves through positive expression and provides an outlet for this creativity. […]

Hope and Freedom Through Art

HOPE AND FREEDOM THROUGH ART An Innovative Art Show to Open Prison Art Expresses Hope and Freedom   An Art Show giving expression to the creative spirit and the desire for expression which is at the heart of each person, Hope and Freedom Through Art, will display the work being done by the men and […]

True Cost of Incarceration

Here are two articles forwarded to us by the Diocese of Columbus which is interested in starting a LEAF group there.  (Praise the Lord!)  The true cost of incarceration is under reported because what’s reported in the news reflects only the line item costs in the Ohio State budget for ODRC.  The true cost of […]