By Derek S. Jeffreys
Spirituality in darkish areas explores the religious effects and ethics of contemporary solitary confinement. Jeffreys emphasizes how solitary confinement damages our religious lives, focusing really on the way it destroys our dating to time and undermines our creativity. Solitary inmates event profound temporal dislocation that erodes their own identities. they can be remoted from tune, paintings, and books, or locate their creativity tightly managed. educated through reviews with inmates, chaplains, and staff within the Wisconsin division of Corrections, Jeffreys additionally evaluates the ethics of solitary confinement, contemplating yet eventually rejecting the argument that punitive isolation justifiably expresses ethical outrage at heinous crimes. eventually, Jeffreys proposes adjustments in solitary confinement so one can mitigate its profound harm to either prisoners and human dignity at large.