Spirituality in Dark Places

The Ethics of Solitary Confinement

  • Authors
  • Derek¬†S.¬†Jeffreys

Part of the Content and Context in Theological Ethics book series (CCTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 1-12
  3. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 13-31
  4. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 33-55
  5. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 57-82
  6. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 125-138
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-204

About this book


Jeffreys explores the spiritual consequences and ethics of modern solitary confinement and emphasizes how solitary confinement damages our spiritual lives. He focuses particularly on how it destroys one's relationship to time and undermines our creativity, and proposes institutional changes in order to mitigate profound damage to prisoners.


ethics spirituality violence

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