Michael E. Schneider



A Texas Prisoner’s Reaction to Faith-Based Rehabilitation Programs

This essay addresses George W. Bush’s “charitable choice” welfare policy from the perspective of a Texas prisoner. He notes that George W. Bush, as governor of Texas, was most known for killing low-income prisoners, rather than rehabilitating them with (Christian) religion. The Jester Two Unit, Institutional Division, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s “faith-based prison program,” consisted of approximately 700 handpicked prisoners.

prison, Bush, George W., criminal justice, prisons — offender rehabilitation, prisons — United States, United States — religion

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 1 (2001): 191-195