Religion and mass incarceration

August 26th, 2013
It has been said, although the origin is uncertain, that there are no atheists in foxholes. The same might be said of prisons.  Particularly prisons in America;  a country that has both a high regard for religion and and an even higher regard for mass incarceration.  

Joshua Dubler, in his new book Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison, takes a look at how these ideas might be related and what his microcosm of prison and religion might say, not only about the men he talks to, but about our society at large.

My conversation with Joshua Dubler: