Ministry Group provides Hope to Those Behind Bars
Southern Nevada Prison Ministries is staffed by volunteers who believe in a Biblical calling for Christians to visit people in prison. Mike Adkins is the founder and president of this group, and is also the police chaplain for the North Las Vegas police department. He often goes on ride-alongs with this department, and has been able to use crisis intervention techniques to help others he has encountered while doing so.
One of the biggest programs this group oversees is called Happy Hour. This is a weekly event that takes place at the Clark County detention center on Fridays. During this gathering, volunteers from the group are able to share personal stories that are rooted in Biblical principles in order to inspire those who are behind bars.
This prison ministry team has worked with other non-profit organizations to obtain devotional materials for prisoners, and also to set up a Christian library at the North Las Vegas detention center. The International Bible Society has also provided them with Bibles in several different languages, including Chinese and Portuguese. This group is always looking for volunteers, and are also eager to make prison visits to a particular inmate upon request from a friend or family member.