Episode

3/30 Tanya Erzen: God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration

March 30, 2017

Tanya Erzen, n associate professor of religion and gender studies at the University of Puget Sound, joins us to discuss her new book: “God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration”, explains what brought her to work inside the prison system and the shift of state prisons in religion training centers. What are  Faith Based Character institutions? Religion and saving individuals instead of focusing on structure. The theology of conversion. What is the purpose of prison? The important of questioning the system inside prison. Coercion and freedom of religion in religious training in captivity. Private prisons and religion. Watergate and the conservative idea of prison reform and slavery and the modern prison system.

On The Fun Half: Why the military can’t protect us from cybercrime. David Samson is sentenced to a year of confinement to his vacation home. Bridget Kelly sentenced for Bridgegate, but she promises to not be a scapegoat. Rick Santorum says coal jobs “breathe oxygen in the lungs”  of into small towns. Progressive religion and prison reform. Rein Priebus is Trump’s caretaker. Angela Rye won’t talk with “bigot” Joe Walsh. Another ICE horror story. Did Keith Ellison mess up? Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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