volume 78, issue 3, P271-298 1998
DOI: 10.1177/0032885598078003005
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Abstract: This research addresses an oversight in the literature on correctional employees by exploring the role of prison chaplains. Based on a national sample of 232 chaplains, it was discovered that prison ministers perform a wide range of secular and religious tasks including counseling inmates, coordinating religious programs, paperwork, supervising volunteers, and conducting religious services. Furthermore, we learned that although chaplains believe that their main purpose is to serve inmates, the majority of cha…

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