Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance

Robinson - Edwards, Shona and Kewley, Stephanie (2018) Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance. Religions, Special Edition, MDPI Interdisciplinary Journal.

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Abstract

This 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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Shona Robinson-Edwards
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 08:31
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 08:31
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5925

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