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December is a busy time for chaplains who work for the state department of public safety and correctional services. They help provide services to about 16,000 inmates who practice more than 30 religions, many of which have observances this time of year.

RELIGIONCount(SID)
Assemblies of Yahweh13
Buddhism111
Buddhism Nichiren Daish11
Catholicism Roman785
Church of Jesus Christ Christian209
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)29
Declined to Answer5
Hebrew Israelites18
Hinduism8
House of Yahweh17
Islam125
Islam Moorish, Small Circle188
Islam Moorish, Temple of America489
Islam Nation of Islam - Caliph Muhammad28
Islam Nation of Islam - Farrakhan934
Islam Nation of Islam - Lost-Found209
Islam SHI'A12
Islam Sunni2,799
Islam Supreme Grand Res. Moorish9
Jehovah's Witness215
Judaism217
Judaism Conservative15
Judaism Orthodox65
Judaism Reconstructionist5
Judaism Reform18
Messianic Judaism24
Native American466
Neo-pagan1
Neo-pagan Odinism/Asatru186
Neo-pagan Wicca153
No Religious Affiliation658
None1,931
Oneness Christian50
Orthodox10
Orthodox Eastern1
Orthodox Greek4
Orthodox Russian1
Other25
Protestant952
Protestant African Methodist Episcopal/Zion (AME)533
Protestant Apostolic622
Protestant Assembly of God12
Protestant Baptist826
Protestant Charismatic10
Protestant Church of Christ112
Protestant Church of God119
Protestant Church of God in Christ130
Protestant Episcopalian15
Protestant Evangelical46
Protestant Lutheran95
Protestant Methodist105
Protestant Nondenominational Christian3,000
Protestant Pentecostal124
Protestant Presbyterian51
Protestant Quaker8
Protestant Seventh Day Adventist390
Rastafari237
Religious Affiliation Not Listed13
Rosicrucianism3
SACRED NAME GROUPS2
Affiliation not listed1,459


Source:Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

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