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  • Locations: Angola, Louisiana, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Wheaton College applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

ANGOLA - Louisiana State Prison
Saturday, March 7 - Saturday, March 14, 2020

Angola State Penitentiary is a large maximum security prison that houses over 5,000 inmates in Louisiana. It has a long and complicated past that includes stories of both historical racist and discriminatory practices as well as life-changing transformations.  The facility houses many vocational and technical schools and shops as well as a seminary and multiple churches.  Students will have a an unbelievable opportunity to see what daily life in a prison consists of by staying within the prison walls and learning from the staff and incarcerated individuals. Students will worship and hear teaching from the churches within the facility, they will tour workshops, and share meals together.  This trip might be especially interested in those who desire to learn about prison ministry, mass incarceration, rehabilitation and more!

Wheaton students must possess the emotional stability to cope with stressful situations and have the flexibility to adapt to ambiguous situations and unmet expectations. You must understand the physical, mental and emotional requirements of this trip and believe that you are a good fit before signing up.

COST OF TRIP: $450, including a $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up (deposit can be paid by cash or check.)
Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip.

There are 12 spaces available (6 male and 6 female spaces)

This trip is offered through BreakAway Ministry, a ministry of the Office of Christian Outreach, which is located at the North entrance to the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.


This program is currently not accepting applications.