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Opening the Doors : a Prison Chaplain's Life on the Inside.

Author: Paul Gill
Publisher: Hook : Waterside Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Ideal for outsiders, volunteers and others helping out with prisoners, Opening the Doors contains wise advice based on years of experience. It places imprisonment in a Christian context and captures  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gill, Paul.
Opening the Doors : A Prison Chaplain's Life on the Inside.
Hook : Waterside Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gill
ISBN: 9781910979624 1910979627
OCLC Number: 1053837869
Notes: Chaplain as Prophet.
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Description: 1 online resource (158 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright and publication details; Author's note; Dedication; A word of thanks; Foreword; CONTENTS; Introduction: God behind bars; On the Inside; Where the Money Is; Starting Work; Prisoners --
Who Are They?; Crimes of Passion; Mental Health Issues; Career Criminals; Falsely Convicted?; I Couldn't Help It; We Are All Potential Prisoners; Letter from a Traumatised Family; Fighting Ever Since; In a Bad State; A Moment of Madness; A Man of Faith; Hope; In the Nick; Untouched Morning Tea; Newcomers; The 'Big House'; 'Old Lags'; No Prior Warning; Overcrowding; Dehumanisation; Burrows 407CF. The Invisible ManPublicly Paraded; In Chains; Sex; Good and Evil; Protection; Following the Murder of a Child; Violence; 'Grassing Up'; Psychological Violence; Punishment Cell; Self-harm; Death by Hanging; State-Sanctioned Violence; Medical Treatment; Reinforcing Their Power; Throwing the First Stone; A Crazy Place to Work; Survival Tips for Prisoners; Positive Outcomes; Sunday, Again; Drugs & Alcohol; Bird Under Arrest; Drug Use in the Community; Drug Use in Prison; Bringing Drugs In; Unusually Unhealthy; Keeping Me Alive; So Addicted It's Not Funny; Just to Cope; Desperate. Wiping Out Brain CellsI Am Crystal 'Meth'; The War on Drugs; Spiritual Dimension; A Different Space; Bootlegging; In Sickness and in Death; Victims & Offenders; 'They all look the same'; Train Timetables; Impact; Who are the Victims?; Blaming Substance Abuse; Blaming the Victim; Murky Circumstances; Severely Beaten; Trapped in Unfortunate Circumstances; Life Sentence; Keep Dealing; A Perpetrator's Family; One Night of Foolishness; A 'Deal'; Annie and her Children; Never Got Over It; Scum Visiting Scum; A Few Hours Before ... ; Our Nightmare Had Begun; A Blessed Relief; Society as Victim. WitnessesIn the Same Room; Closing Our Doors; Looking after Us?; Going Public; Storybook Dads; Support Services for Victims and Witnesses; Victim Support Agencies; Justice?; Only Trying to Help; Punitive Justice; Treasure in the Heart of Every Man; Rehabilitative Justice; Restorative Justice; I Wish I Had Been Killed ... ; Violated and Traumatised; Community Responses; A 'Crack Head' Learns to Read and Write; The Sycamore Tree Project; What Prisoners are Saying about the Sycamore Tree Project; Crime Survivors; Ready for Change; Indigenous Prisoners; Indigenous Prisoners; Genocide. The Noongar Tribe of Western AustraliaThe Rabbit-Proof Fence; 'We are born, live and die in the cycle of our land'; My Land; Disproportionately Represented in Prison; Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples; Loss of Identity; Payback; Aboriginal Lore; Nunga Courts; Worth Hearing; The Lore Man; The Dark Side of Spirituality; Bad Spirit; Later; Robbie's Sick; Grieving for Our Mob; A Yarn around the Campfire; Finding God in Captivity; Doing My Head In; Relatively Small Things; Eddie's Funeral; The Grubby Gospel; Your Brother, the Pope; Sharing Suffering; The Only Christmas Gift.

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`A powerful account, occasionally confronting yet laced with humour and pathos... providing the reader with a valuable insight into a prisoner's life'- Reverend Graham Wright; `A handbook for future Read more...

 
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