The Pew Research Center recently released the study “Religion in Prisons”, a 50-state survey uncovering the reality of religious life for both prisoners and prison chaplains. Almost all state and federal prisons in the U.S. have at least one chaplain or faith coordinator on their payroll, but little study has been done to understand the important role chaplains play in our correctional system. The Pew report seeks to gain a better picture of life behind bars and Senior Researcher Cary Funk sat down with Odyssey Networks to describe their findings. Some of them might surprise you.
Interview by Jana Melpolder