Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance
AbstractThis qualitative article explores the impact of faith-based interventions through the lens of a self-identified practicing Christian: Joanna. For over a decade, Joanna has visited several prisons in the United Kingdom in a faith-based capacity: supporting prisoners, families, and prison chaplaincies. Joanna professes the role of faith and religiosity to be a positive and influential component in the lives of those imprisoned. This paper explores Joanna’s journey of supporting individuals within the prison walls, reflecting on the impact of labels, imprisonment, faith-based intervention, and religiosity. Much of the current research pertaining to faith-based interventions are limited; therefore, the experiences of those who volunteer within prisons in a faith-based capacity is often overlooked. Yet, faith-based intervention and religiosity within a criminal justice context provides several benefits which impact on those in prison, their families, and people working within a prison environment. View Full-Text
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Robinson-Edwards, S.; Kewley, S. Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance. Religions 2018, 9, 130.
Robinson-Edwards S, Kewley S. Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance. Religions. 2018; 9(4):130.Chicago/Turabian Style
Robinson-Edwards, Shona; Kewley, Stephanie. 2018. "Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance." Religions 9, no. 4: 130.