Jail Visitation

The Loaves & Fishes Jail Visitation Program is founded on the premise that everyone is worthwhile, that every person has an inner core of goodness, that every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and that we are called by Jesus to visit those in jail.

Jail Visitation was founded in 1991 by Sister Maria Fitzgerald, a Catholic nun with the Congregation of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in response to the need of lonely incarcerated Loaves & Fishes guests. Originally created to visit only Loaves & Fishes guests, the program has been expanded to include any jailed person who has had the misfortune to be incarcerated and is utterly bereft of any human support. The incarcerated are mostly people of color, poor, and often mentally ill.

Jail visits are carried out by staff and trained volunteers at the Sacramento County's main jail. They routinely visit an incarcerated person awaiting resolution of their cases. To carry out their mission, those who visit offer a loving, caring and nonjudgmental presence to those that have no one else to visit.

The staff is able to supply basic necessities upon release from jail at the Loaves & Fishes campus.

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Street Address:
1351 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

PO Box 13495
Sacramento, CA 95813

Phone: 916-446-0874
Fax: 916-446-0875

Email: info@sacloaves.org

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