Yesterday I ran a story about how local Gideons, the free Bible people, have been denied access to distribute Bibles in the McHenry County Jail.
After my story went up, I found one that mentions Bible distribution is allowed by a couple of nuns. They have formed a not-for-profit called the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants.
I found it on Aljazzeera America in an article by Naureen Khanabout about the two 80-something nuns’ helping illegal aliens.
Although mainly about Broadvierw, where buses leave taking illegals various places, the story has a Woodstock dateline.
This sentence in the eighth paragraph of caught my attention:
“They bring the prisoners what they can — a pair of eyeglasses, a Bible in their native tongue, perhaps a world map.”
The get religious access because of a 2008 Illinois law.