Kairos Prison Ministry is a Christian ministry that provides spiritual support and mentoring to incarcerated individuals, their families, and prison staff. The ministry operates in prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers in the United States and in several other countries.
Kairos volunteers conduct weekend retreats that include talks, discussions, and prayer, with the goal of encouraging participants to deepen their faith, develop positive relationships, and make positive changes in their lives. The ministry also provides ongoing support through weekly small group meetings and other programs.
The Kairos Prison Ministry was founded in 1976 by a group of laypeople and clergy who were inspired to reach out to people in prison. Kairos was created on the foundation of Cursillo. Since then, the ministry has expanded to serve thousands of incarcerated individuals in more than 30 states and several countries.