By Michael Hallett,Joshua Hays,Byron R. Johnson,Sung Joon Jang,Grant Duwe
Corrections officers confronted with emerging populations and shrinking budgets have more and more welcomed "faith-based" services providing companies for gratis to assist meet the desires of inmates. Drawing from 3 years of on-site learn, this publication makes use of survey research in addition to life-history interviews of inmates and employees to discover the historical past, goal, and functioning of the Inmate Minister application at Louisiana nation prison (aka "Angola"), America’s biggest maximum-security legal. This ebook takes heavily attributions from inmates that religion is beneficial for "surviving criminal" and explores the results of non secular programming for an American corrections process in difficulty, that includes excessive recidivism, dehumanizing violence, and sometimes draconian punishments.
A first-of-its-kind prototype in a fast increasing coverage area, Angola’s specific Inmate Minister software deploys proficient graduates of the hot Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in bi-vocational pastoral provider roles in the course of the legal. Inmates lead their very own congregations and serve in lay-ministry capacities in hospice, telephone block visitation, supply of familial dying notifications to fellow inmates, "sidewalk counseling" and tier ministry, officiating inmate funerals, and providing "care programs" to indigent prisoners. Life-history interviews discover deep-level swap in self-identity corresponding with a growing to be physique of analysis on id switch and religiously influenced desistance. The concluding bankruptcy addresses issues in regards to the First modification, the dysfunctional country of U.S. corrections, and instructions for destiny examine.
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The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation (Routledge Innovations in Corrections) by Michael Hallett,Joshua Hays,Byron R. Johnson,Sung Joon Jang,Grant Duwe