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"Remember those in prison, as though you were in prison with them."

~ Hebrews 13:3


For over 50 years, Madison Area Jail Ministry (MAJM) has been serving the spiritual needs of men and women who are incarcerated in the Dane County Jail. 


As spiritual caregivers, MAJM accompanies people on the painful but necessary journey of reclaiming their lives and re-authoring their stories as beloved children of God. MAJM prays for a just, safe, and compassionate legal system that recognizes the power of people to transform their lives and communities.


16,000 men and women come through the jail in Madison every year, on average 600 there per day, many of whom seek and find hope and life through MAJM. 


Through a ministry of presence, MAJM Chaplain Todd Marcotte and a team of dedicated volunteers provide weekly worship services, Bible studies, support groups, tutoring, and connections to community resources for re-entry once they return home.

  • Learn more about Madison Area Jail Ministry.

  • Sign up for the monthly MAJM E-newsletter.

  • Pray for hope and healing, for those incarcerated in the Dane County Jail, as well as for their families, chaplains, Sheriff's department, and jail staff. 

  • Provide - Your Donation to Madison Area Jail Ministry helps those incarcerated to know that they are not forgotten, they matter, and they are in your thoughts and prayers. Purchase study Bibles and resident-requested books.

  • Partner - If you have a heart for serving your incarcerated brothers and sisters, we invite you to become a MAJM "Friend", an ambassador for the ministry in the community. Email MAJM at



For more information, please contact Gwen Kochan,; 608-234-2116

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

~ Matthew 25:40

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