By Henry G. Covert. Examines the environment of the incarcerated – people who are often forgotten by society, emphasizing particular areas of inmate stress and how they impact upon the inmate’s spiritual formation and the role of the Church in offering encouragement, healing and transformation. Calls for staff education, environmental improvements, and a pastoral presence that facilitates rehabilitation and hope,rather than discouragement and punishment. Finally the book provides examples of biblical themes that can promote healing and regeneration among prisoners, drawing specifically on the teachings of Jesus. Read more.