Chapter 13 » 13.48
Quaker chaplains and prison visitors
Prison chaplains, volunteers and visitors
In the early days of the Quaker movement many Friends were imprisoned for their beliefs. Friends were imprisoned in the twentieth century as conscientious objectors to military service. Perhaps because of this there has been a continuing concern for prisoners and the conditions in prisons, exemplified in the work of Elizabeth Fry (see 23.98–23.100) , which is continued by others to the present day.