Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life, 1st Edition

  • Kent R. Kerley
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  • ISBN-10: 1440850321
  • ISBN-13: 9781440850325
  • DDC: 365.665
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 425 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

What is the nature and impact of faith and religion in prison? This book summarizes contemporary and cutting-edge research on religion in correctional contexts, enabling a scientific understanding of how prisoners use faith in their everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Perspectives on Religion in Prison Settings.
1: Faith and Service: Pathways to Identity Transformation and Correctional Reform.
2: Religion and Desistance: Working with Sexual and Violent Offenders.
3: Religious Rites and Rights of Prisoners in the United States.
4: “We Serve Forgotten Men”: Structural Charity versus Religious Freedom in Serving Ex-Offenders.
5: A Theological Critique of the “Correctional” System.
Religion in Prison in the United States.
6: Religion and Prison Violence.
7: The Effects of Religion on the Prisonization of Incarcerated Juveniles in Faith-Based Facilities.
8: Religion Postprison: Roles Faith Played in Colson Scholars’ Convict-to-Collegian Transition.
9: Prison, Religion and Conversion: The Prisoner’s Narrative Experience.
10: Reading Scripture in Exile: Favorite Scriptures among Maximum-Security Inmates Participating in Prison Seminary Programs.
11: Backgrounds and Motivations of Prison Chaplains.
12: Restrictions on Inmate Freedom of Religious Practice: A National and International Perspective.
Religion in Prison outside the United States.
13: Faith Provision, Institutional Power, and Meaning among Muslim Prisoners in Two English High-Security Prisons.
14: Breaking the Prison-Jihadism Pipeline: Prison and Religious Extremism in the War on Terror.
15: Orthodox Judaism as a Pathway to Desistance: A Study of Religion and Reentry in Israeli Prisons†.
16: Religious Diversity in Swiss and Italian Prisons: Combining Institutional and Inmate Perspectives.
17: Incarcerated Child Sexual Offenders and the Reinvention of Self through Religious and Spiritual Affiliation‡.
Conclusion.
18: Assessing the Past, Present, and Future of Research on Religion in Prison.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.