Religious Services

24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7577
Fax: (860) 692-6263

This Unit offers a wide range of worship services, religious studies, special religious programs and counseling to the inmate population.

Annually, more than 80,000 hours of ministry time, more than 20,000 worship services and religious programs and more than 50,000 individual and group counseling sessions are provided to offenders by the Chaplaincy staff which is supplemented by numerous religious volunteers from the community.

The ultimate purpose of these services is to effect positive change in the inmate population based on religious values that translate into a secure and safe environment while incarcerated and a successful and permanent return to society. For those offenders who will never be released, the Unit's programs and services are intended to provide spiritual strength and comfort as they cope with that reality and to assist them during their incarceration.

Director Williams is certified by the American Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCA) as a Clinical Correctional Chaplain. He has been an active member of the ACCA since 2002, serving as a Regional Manager, National Treasurer, National Vice President, Chair of the Audit Committee, and on the Executive Committee.

Director Williams Has been an active member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) since 2004. He has published in the ACA journal, Corrections Today, and is an active member of the Substance Use Disorder Committee, Ethics Committee and the Legal Affairs Committee.

Director Williams has been a local church pastor since 1991 and continues to serve in that capacity. He earned his Doctorate at Hartford Seminary in 2009, developing a program on Spirituality and Addiction Recovery in Prison. Rev. Dr. Williams has been Director of Religious Services since May, 2017.