Tyger River Correctional Institution (L-2)
100-200 Prison Road
Enoree, SC 29355
803-896-3501 or 808-896-3601
Warden: Tim Riley 864-583-6056 or 864-596-1600
Chaplains: Allen Edmisten 803-896-3546 Edmisten.Allen@doc.state.sc.us Painter 803-896-3632 Painter.Russell@doc.state.sc.us
Prison Population: 1285
Number Of Registered Catholics: Over 60
Catholic Clergyman Assigned: Fr. Michael McCafferty 864-431-6350 sacredheartgaffney@charterinternet.com
Sacred Heart Church
205 Sams St.
Gaffney, SC 29304
Catholic Programs Offered: Fr. McCafferty offers Mass and Catholic instruction classes every Friday from 9:50 am. His presentation is bi-lingual since his group is composed of the English and Spanish speaking Catholics. Father also offers one-on-one counseling upon request.
Dick O’Reilly and Counsel 6076 – 4th Degree Knights of Columbus from St. Paul the Apostle Church in Spartanburg prepare and serve a hot dinner at Christmas and Easter. This bi-annual feast is offered for all the Catholic and non-Catholic inmates who come regularly to the weekly gatherings. These holiday dinners are a 5-6 year tradition.
Types Of Educational Tools: The Bible, DVD’s, and instructional textbooks. Rosaries and Bibles are distributed, but not recited.
Sacraments Offered: Mass and Penance Services offered weekly.
Number Of Catholics Participating: 60+
Ministry’s Budget: Unknown
Requested Items: None
2 Kairos Weekends Are Held Per Year. #15 SPRING 2012 – 540 residents have made the Kairos Weekend
The Volunteer Coordinator is Burt Webb 864-469-6295. Monthly “REUNIONS” are held. There are 18 to 20 Kairos Volunteers who assist at the monthly “REUNIONS.”