Religion in Corrections: Offenders' Rights, Your Responsibility
May. 28, 2014 - May. 29, 2014--This two-day event (3-hours each day) live broadcast addresses the conflict of “myth versus reality” regarding the role of the chaplain/religious director in corrections, the priority of religious practice balanced with security concerns, inconsistencies in accommodation, bias in space considerations, increased need for special diets, and the effects of agency and facility budgets.
9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT/ 12pm ET both days
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Since the introduction of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) of 2000, the role of correctional chaplains and religious directors has changed dramatically. Prior to 2000, offenders bore the burden of proving they were entitled to their religious practice. After 2000, agencies had to approve all requests or show why those requests for religious accommodations should not be approved. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld RLUIPA, and subsequent court rulings have clarified the responsibility of correctional agencies in assessing offenders’ religious requests. Across the United States, chaplains and religious directors are overwhelmed with ensuring equitable consideration for all religious requests. They face the conflict of "myth versus reality" regarding the role of the chaplain/religious director in corrections, the priority of religious practice balanced with security concerns, inconsistencies in accommodation, bias in space considerations, increased need for special diets, and the effects of agency and facility budgets.
Using a variety of methods, including on-air discussions and individual and group activities, the interactive broadcast will help participants:
This broadcast is free an open for any interested parties. The following groups are particularly encouraged to attend:
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This blog is funded by a contract from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.