L-R: Gheorghe Chirll, Adjutant Director of Moldova Prisons, Natalia Alcazi, Senior Inspector of Prisons - Ministry of Justice, Father Bill Haymaker, Veaceslav Toncoglaz, Director of Prisons.
Mr Toncoglaz was particularly keen for me to see anything I cared to see in the prison system. He said his "heart was heavy" over the fact that he knew he had to help the prisoners, but he could not find the funds to do what needed to be done. He was a sincere man with pride in his country. He wanted to demonstrate to me that all of them were trying very hard to bring about change. I felt sorry for them, because I understood how desperately they were trying. There was no arrogance or sense of self-importance from any of them, only a true desire to find help for the prisons. Natalia asked me if I knew of any religious groups that I could bring to help them because she felt that the prison and the guards needed to learn about their spiritual lives.