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Prison Chaplaincy in Nigeria and in Germany

A Study in Diminishing Returns and Social Responsibility in Nation Building


Michael Diochi

Contents: Background to the Study – Penological Reform and the Problems of Nigerian Prisons / Prisoners in Relation to Prison Ministry – Religious / Christian Reflection on Crime in Reference to Prison Chaplaincy – The Major Causes of Crimes of Nigerian Prisoners, and their Reference to the Prison Chaplain – Functions of Spiritual-Care as Part of the Treatment of Prisoners – The Social Role of the Prison Chaplain – Prison Chaplaincy in Germany – Comparative and Relational Prison Factors: Germany and Nigeria – Conclusion.