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'More God, less crime'

Prison
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 12/30/14, 03:25 pm

INDIANAPOLIS—The headline above is Byron Johnson’s conclusion and the title of the book he wrote from his prison ministry research. Here in Indianapolis, Gregg Keesling has taken up Johnson’s theme, helping inmates leave prison.

Keesling has tackled a tough problem. At least 5,000 inmates come back to the city each year, usually with no job prospects. Many return to crime, then back to prison.

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More on faith-based prison programs

Prison
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/13/14, 04:12 pm

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Non-Christians choose Christian prison programs

Prison
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/12/14, 12:07 pm

If you were a gay atheist in prison, would you rather be in a “faith-based” program or in the general prison population?

My “Do you believe in magic?” column in the current issue of WORLD magazine gives a couple of reasons why statisticians who disparage the success of Christian programs in reducing recidivism are wrong. I should have mentioned two more: Some who enter faith-based programs have no faith in God, and some who teach in such programs are mixed up.

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