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How can I run Alpha in a prison?
How can I run Alpha in a prison?

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Updated over a week ago

Thanks for asking about Alpha for Prisons!

1 - Please check with the Prison Chaplain to see if Alpha is already running in the facility. Chaplains oversee the faith-based programs and help volunteers with the necessary application forms and scheduling.

2 - The Alpha videos & training are the same in any context (church, prisons, etc). The resources are free online and downloadable for all registered courses.

3 - Additional training is required to be a volunteer within the Correctional Service of Canada. Please visit the CSC website for more information. Info here.

4 - If you have any questions, please contact our Alpha for Prisons Director, Sean Wilkinson, at

Did you know?  Alpha is active in 76 federal and provincial prisons across Canada. The rate of re-offence drops significantly when released offenders have taken Alpha and then are connected with a local church community.

For more information, please visit the Alpha for Prisons webpage.

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