Elm Street 400 Block

n s b Church & Court  County Jail,; Carr, Gideon D., deputy sheriff; Milliken, King H., sheriff

s s b Church & Court  Burnham, Paul, police magistrate & justice of the peace

s s b Church & Court  Corey & Bro., carpenters & builders

s s b Church & Court  Haven, N.C., paint shop

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory

Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry

“Helping People to Achieve a Crime-Free Life” by Paul Anthony Arc0, senior staff writer, 3 photographs, pp 212-214

“In 1973, a group of church leaders wanted to help the men and women who were incarcerated in Winnebago County.  They formed Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry, a non-profit organization that, for more than 40 years, has offered faith-based classes, counseling and guidance to inmates at the Winnebago County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center.

photograph of George Hofstetter, executive director

“With offices in Winnebago County Jail, Rockford Reachout has a paid staff of 6 and 146 volunteers.”

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Fall 2014; Vol. 11, No. 5