Education, Religion, and Eliminating Prison


A professor of religion and its place in society, Joshua Dubler takes a close look at prisons, their culture, and whether we can eliminate them.

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Having studied where American religious history and ethnography intersects with critical theory, and written the book "Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison," Carnegie Fellow Joshua Dubler brings a unique perspective to the issue of mass incarceration. He is currently exploring the idea of prison abolition and working on the book project “Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the End of Mass Incarceration."

"I think mass incarceration is manifestly a moral, social and economic catastrophe. This has been clear to some people for quite some time."

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