Source: (2000) Washington, DC: Prison Fellowship Ministries

This article sketches the role and work of prison chaplains. To illustrate, Becky Beane uses examples from the lives of inmates and actual chaplains in particular prisons in Louisiana (United States). The stories told by these chaplains provide authentic insights into life in prison and the needs of prisoners addressed by the ministry of chaplains. Statistical information about and qualitative description of the effects of incarceration make the article more concrete.

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