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Religion in Corrections


Welcome to the Religion in Corrections resource page, hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). This comprehensive platform is dedicated to exploring the multifaceted intersection of religion and the correctional system. Our curated collection of resources and research delves into a diverse array of topics, including religious freedoms, dietary considerations, support for chaplains, and responses to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether you're a correctional professional, a religious leader, or an academic researcher, this page serves as a vital hub for understanding and navigating the complex dynamics of religion within correctional facilities. Explore our wealth of materials to enhance your knowledge, inform your practice, and foster inclusivity and respect within the correctional community.

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