A group that has been focused on conditions in Illinois prisons is reaching out to families and employees of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, in an effort to provide each other with support.
My Brother’s Keeper will be hosting a prayer rally for both Centralia Correctional Center and the Murray Center at 12 p.m. October 19, at the VFW on Pine Street in Centralia.
Organizers say they will provide important updates on increased violence in the prison system, and there will be prayer, singing and solidarity.
They are joining forces with the save Murray Center efforts, saying the impact of the planned Murray closure is devastating and they will be “praying it forward, one facility at a time.”
My Brother’s Keeper was established as a means for correctional center employees and their families to voice concerns about the Illinois Department of Corrections, submit prayer requests and offer support to families and employees who they say face increased danger due to overcrowding issues in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
They believe community support is vital and one of their main messages is that as human beings we are responsible for one another and that we are our brother’s keeper.