Five of Six Chicagoland Jails Allow Gideons to Distribute Bibles Cell to Cell

Marengo Gideon Gary Duffy and McHenry County Board member John Hammerand discuss the fact that only the McHenry County Sheriff refuses to allow cell-to-cell distribution of Bibles.

Marengo Gideon Gary Duffy and McHenry County Board member John Hammerand discuss the fact that only the McHenry County Sheriff refuses to allow cell-to-cell distribution of Bibles.

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,

“That’s ridiculous.”

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.


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Five of Six Chicagoland Jails Allow Gideons to Distribute Bibles Cell to Cell — 4 Comments

  1. Looks like McHenry County claims they are conservatives and believe in the Bible but McHenry County is like a lot of Republicans hypocrites.

    While posters to this blog rail against Democrats their own Republicans do one thing but say another.

  2. Sounds like the problem is Sheriff Keith Nygren.

    Good thing he will be out of there soon.

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