Here we present an approach that, although new to prison-based trauma intervention, is over 2,000 years old: an intensive, 10-day Vipassana meditation course which has been conducted inside a maximum-security prison since 2002.
Religion in corrections
This program addresses religious programming and how to meet the safety and security needs while ensuring inmates’ First Amendment rights.
The Sociology of Humanist, Spiritual, and Religious Practice in Prison: Supporting Responsivity and Desistance from Crime
This paper presents evidence for why Corrections should take the humanist, spiritual, and religious [H/S/R] self-identities of people in prison seriously, and do all it can to foster and support those self-identities, or ways of establishing meaning in life.
This webcast addresses the conflict of “myth versus reality” regarding the role of the chaplain/religious director in corrections.
This website provides a lot of great information about prison and jail chaplains.
This study estimates a faith-based prisoner reentry program’s benefits by examining recidivism and post-release employment.
Legal issues that impact jails are covered.
A Model for Social Justice: Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections: Highlights
Highlights are provided of advice given by individuals from correctional agencies and faith-based and community organizations on how to create successful partnerships.
This presentation provides an introductory overview to the masjid (prayer hall or mosque) and the religious worship of Islam and guidance for accommodating Muslim belief and practices in correctional facilities.
Faith-Based Approach to Correctional Issues: Report of the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board Hearings
This document provides answers to whether successful public-private faith-based partnerships exist, and roadblocks to such collaborations.