In Matthew 25, Jesus talked about separating the sheep from the goats. In the list of things that were considered positive was visiting people who were in prison, "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." When was the last time you visited someone in prison?
I don't know how it was in Bible times, but today one can't just drop by to visit someone in prison. In Washington, one must apply to be placed on the visitor list, be approved by the prisoner and by the warden. It is a process that takes weeks and sometimes months. And, one has to have a reason to visit that the warden considers a good one.
Although it isn't practical to visit, it is possible to send a Christmas Card. If you think well of the idea, send a Christmas Card to my former pastor. Include a note saying that he is being remembered in prayer.
As far as I know, he is visited only by his parents and by a retired pastor who visits every six months.
His address is:
Stephen Kerr 31006
Airway Heights Corrections Center
P.O. Box 2049 MB-550
Airway Heights, WA 99001-2049