In some of Jesus’ last words to his disciples before his passion and death, he implored them to act with charity and mercy to all of their brothers and sisters. “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. … Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me” (Mt 25:40, 45). Among the examples of mercy given by Jesus is visiting the imprisoned (cf. Mt 25:36).