Bible College Participation and Prison Misconduct: A Preliminary Analysis
We analyzed whether a Bible college program had an impact on prison misconduct by examining 230 offenders in the Texas prison system. Findings suggest participation in the Bible college significantly improved offender behavior, reducing misconduct by one discipline conviction per participant. The results also showed that participation significantly decreased the risk of incurring a discipline conviction, lowering it by 65 percent for minor misconduct, 80 percent for major misconduct, and 68 percent for any misconduct. The findings are consistent with existing research, which has generally found that participation in prison-based programming, including educational and faith-based programs, produces better misconduct outcomes.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
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Duwe, Hallett, M., Hays, J., Jang, S. J., & Johnson, B. R. (2015). Bible College Participation and Prison Misconduct: A Preliminary Analysis. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 54(5), 371–390. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2015.1043481