Chaplaincy Services
Maine Correctional Center
Windham, Maine

The Chaplain’s Office develops and coordinates religious services and programs to serve the diverse faith needs of the more than 600 inmates at the Maine Correctional Center.  With the help of area clergy and more than 100 trained volunteers, the chaplain seeks to provide religious and values based education, worship services, and faith exploration opportunities to nurture the growth of individuals and the flourishing of community.  Programs and services are designed to assist participants in the practice of faith and in the integration of spirituality into daily life.  The office also seeks to encourage dialogue among members of various faith traditions and to support therapeutic programs aimed at successful return to the community.

Every effort is made to honor the spiritual traditions of each inmate and groups are convened for participant worship and study.  When there are insufficient numbers to gather as a group, individuals are offered support and spiritual opportunities through one-on-one meetings with representatives of their faith tradition.  The Chaplain’s Office typically coordinates services for Protestant and Catholic Christians, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, Christian Scientists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Wiccans, and Odinists.  When practitioners of other traditions are present, additional groups are initiated.

In addition to worship experiences and study groups, the chaplain provides opportunities for individual pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and grief support.  Concerts, guest speakers, educational forums, and films are also sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.  Professional courtesy clergy visits can be arranged through the chaplain.

How to contact us . . .

Marian Zimmerman, RSM, Chaplain
Chaplain’s Office
Maine Correctional Center
17 Mallison Falls Road
Windham, ME 04062