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My Brother’s Keeper: faith-based units in prisons.

Adler, Joanna
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Devon, UK, and Portland, Oregon: Willan Publishing.

Ten years ago there were no faith-based prisons outside South America. Today, they are spreading all over the world, including the United States, Europe and the Commonwealth. My Brother’s Keeper is the first major study of a global phenomenon. Exploring the roots of faith-based unites in South America it explains why the Prison Service in England and Wales set up the first Christian-based unit in the western world in 1997 – and its rapid expansion. It also explains how, at exactly the same time, the United States introduced Christian-based units – and why they were complemented by interfaith and multi-faith initiatives. At the heart of My Brother’s Keeper is an interior account of life inside for Christian based prison units in England. (publisher’s abstract)


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