Sheriff's Office - Charleston County, South Carolina
The role of the Chaplain at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center focuses on the spiritual care and nurturing of inmates currently housed in the facility. The responsibilities of the Chaplain include, developing and implementing inmate religious programs, services, and activities designed to provide inmates with reading materials and the opportunity to practice any religion no matter their denomination.
The Chaplain also provides death and serious illness notifications as well as providing counseling to inmates who request her services.
The Chaplain recruits and arranges for training of new chaplain’s aides of all religions and keeps track of their volunteer hours. She arranges and provides church services for inmates housed in the detention center. She goes into the community and requests donations of religious materials from all denominations. She develops and maintains relationships with faith based community programs and participates in training and conferences.