Introduction

Julia Ireland

Can religion and faith turn around the lives of inmates?

Through our research, we found that religion is an important part of many inmates’ lives. We have contacted criminology experts and prison ministers, and researched prison ministry sites created to foster communication of programs both on the national and international level. We’ve also looked at online programs for inmates as well as their family and communities offering services including Bible study, religious literature libraries and prayer support. Through all of our research, we have come to the conclusion that religion and faith do in fact play a major role in the daily life of many inmates in prison. However, we cannot say conclusively that religious rehabilitation is particularly effective in reducing recidivism rates.

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~ by David on April 3, 2010.

 
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