Rich Shockey

Rich Shockey

Kansas City, Kansas-based Rev. Rich Shockey is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and serves as executive director of a chaplaincy organization. He is an advocate for the vulnerable and marginalized and is the founder of Nazarenes United for Peace.

The Kansas Department of Corrections reported the 16th inmate fatality during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest death was at Winfield Correctional Facility. (Alex Potemkin/Getty Images)

People of faith in Kansas should support decarceration

By: - September 13, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. The Rev. Rich Shockey is a chaplain based in Kansas City, Kansas. You might think that excessive imprisonment of a nation’s people would be something found […]