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Chapter 11: Redemption from the Inside-Out: The Power of Faith-Based Programming

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Redemption from the Inside-Out: The Power of Faith-Based Programming
Redemption from the inside-out: The power of faith-based programming
Barbara H.Zaitzow and Richard S.Jones
Introduction

In the United States, where more than 1.6 million people are imprisoned in state and federal prisons and more than 400,000 work at them, prisons are big business (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009). As an abstract term, prison is quite simple: it's a place where a person's freedom, movements, and access to basically everything is restricted, usually as punishment for committing a crime. But for anyone who has ever done hard time, a prison is so much more: it's a place where dignity, privacy, and control are given up to guards and prison administrators, where isolation and boredom can drive someone insane, and where ...

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