Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement

Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement

Derek S. Jeffreys


Spirituality in darkish areas explores the non secular outcomes and ethics of recent solitary confinement. Jeffreys emphasizes how solitary confinement damages our religious lives, focusing quite on the way it destroys our courting to time and undermines our creativity. Solitary inmates adventure profound temporal dislocation that erodes their own identities. they can be remoted from song, paintings, and books, or locate their creativity tightly managed. educated through reports with inmates, chaplains, and staff within the Wisconsin division of Corrections, Jeffreys additionally evaluates the ethics of solitary confinement, contemplating yet finally rejecting the argument that punitive isolation justifiably expresses ethical outrage at heinous crimes. ultimately, Jeffreys proposes alterations in solitary confinement in an effort to mitigate its profound harm to either prisoners and human dignity at large.

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