Learned at the County Fair that McHenry County is the only one in the six county area prohibiting the distribution of Bibles on a cell to cell basis.
When he heard that, McHenry County Board member John Hammerand said,
Sheriff Keith Nygren will only allow a box of Bibles to be dropped off.
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On a subsequent day another volunteer said that the Gideons were not even allowed to drop the Bibles off in bulk.
She said that a Spanish speaking inmate had written the Giedons’ national headquarters asked for a Spanish Bible. Even with the letter ofrequest in hand, the Sheriff’s Department would not allow the volunteer to give a Spanish language Bible to the inmate.