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Religious Practices & Beliefs in Jail and Prison

Religion in Prisons: A 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains

Boddie, Stephanie C. and Cary Funk, 2012

This report “presents a rare window into religion behind bars. Although chaplains, like all observers, undoubtedly bring their own perspectives and predilections to bear, they also occupy a valuable vantage point as correctional workers who have regular, often positive interactions with inmates and take a strong interest in the role of religion in inmates’ lives” (p. 9). Their prime duties are personally leading worship services and administering religious programming.

Document ID: 026005
document cover of Religion in Corrections: Offenders' Rights, Your Responsibility [Internet Broadcast]
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Across the United States, chaplains and religious directors are overwhelmed with ensuring equitable consideration for all religious requests. They face the conflict of "myth versus reality" regarding the role of the chaplain/religious director in corrections, the priority of religious practice

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