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Testamentum Imperium
International  Theological Journal

Lydia's Porch - Virginia Haynes

Woodville Lions Club 

How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011

Character Counts

Heart of Living God

Heaven - Treasures  

Ocean Devotions

Would You Lie to Save a Life?

Precious Heart - Broken Heart

Queen of Prison Ministry

Fringes of Freedom


 

When Texas Prison Scams Religion
Texas Board of Criminal Justice's
25-Year Legacy of Cover Ups

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Stop the Fools' Parade of State Ordination of Child Torturers &
the Executive Culture Cultivating This for 25 Years

Michael G. Maness

Volume 7. Killing Professional Chaplaincy Series

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"The book is clearly one of the most unique and interesting books I have ever read about religion in prison.  What is the best part of the book is the extensive research and citation list that is included.  It includes probably every legitimate cite about the subject that has been written in the last 50 years. Whether you agree with the major premise of the book or not, any person who cares about the topic would benefit from its contents." 
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    Professor Criminology & Associate Dean
       College of Education & Social Services
       St. Leo's University, FL
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Seven Books Contents

TRUST Is the Engine of Civilization … times seven

Nefarious … defined  ...............................................................................................  ii

Defense Against Killing Professional Chaplaincy Series  .....................................  vii

Abbreviations ........................................................................................................  viii

Seven Books Contents  ............................................................................................  ix

Principles, Charts, Excursuses................................................................................... xi

Detailed Contents  .................................................................................................  xiii

Preface:  Lay of the Land of Culture Scams & Cover Ups .................................  xxiv

Historical Introduction:  TDCJ’s Vengeance, Cover Ups, and Fairness ..................  1

Technical Introduction:  Freedom of Conscience KEY to Authenticity ................  38

BOOK 1.  Science of Love’s Treasure, Psychopath’s Vacuity,  & Culture of Fairness 

   > TDCJ’s GREATEST Needs:  Love, Seeing Psychopaths, Fairness 

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Prison Efficacy Depends upon Trust.  ...  46

Chapter 1.  What Is Love? … What Is Dread?  ......................................................  47

Chapter 2.  Psychopath Field Ministers—How Many?  .........................................  73

Chapter 3.  What Is Science? … Fairness? … Professor Milgram’s View?  .......  116

BOOK 2.  Is Warden Burl Cain the Best in Penal History or Not? 

   > TDCJ’s WORST Model from MOST Controversial 

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Betraying Trust Seeds Criminality.   140

Chapter 4.  Who Is Warden Burl Cain?—The Best Warden Ever?  .....................  141

Chapter 5.  Daniel Bergner—Who Warden Cain Tried to Extort  ........................  175

Chapter 6.  Angola Lifer Wilbert Rideau, Free at Last  ........................................  187

BOOK 3.  Conservative, Liberal, Evangelical, Christian Dominionism, Constitution’s Culture

   > TDCJ Favors SMALLEST Segment of Society in SMALLEST Circle of Exclusivity

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Faking Trust for Religion Corrupts Both ...200

Chapter 7.  TDCJ Favors Far Right’s Exclusivity vs. USA’s Founding upon Freedom  ,,201

Chapter 8.  Religion Not Against Science … Religion the Mother of Morals & Virtue   256

Chapter 9.  Evangelicalism’s Fight for Brains & Survival—TDCJ too  ..............  275

Chapter 10.  Christian Dominionism’s Concentric Circles of Exclusivity  ..........  318

Chapter 11.  U.S. & Texas Constitutions Against the Heart of Texas Foundation  ....  335

BOOK 4.  Culture of Norwood’s Tragedy, Marriage, & Incapacity for PEER Anything 

   > TDCJ’s WORST Peer Program 

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Naďve Trust Delays Maturity.  .........  348

Chapter 12.  Norwood’s Message & Dog that Didn’t Bark  .................................  349

Chapter 13.  Dr. Brenna Whitley-Norwood & Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages  .......  383

Chapter 14.  Norwood’s Old-Young Marriage versus SBC Baptist Standards  ...  401

BOOK 5.  Prisonization Confounds Culture &  Kills Authenticity of Favored Faith 

   > TDCJ’s ASSAULT on Authentic Faith 

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Misplaced Trust Confounds Mentoring  . 422

Chapter 15.  “Ghost” of Prison, Trust the Engine of Civilization, & “Prisonization”   423

Chapter 16.  Fairness & Authenticity Flies Away with Indenturing Prisoners  ...  459

Chapter 17.  Chaplaincy—Transparency—Freedom of Speech—Soul of the Prison   471

BOOK 6.  Prison Rehabilitation Culture vs. Big Bucks 

   > TDCJ’s WORST Integrity Compromises  

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Compromised Trust Inhibits Honesty.  ..  488

Chapter 18.  Compromised TBCJ Pastor Larry Miles & RPD Sleight of Hand Again   489
See Open Records response--No Volunteer Stats for Miles, yet he is said by
TDCJ's legal to have access, confirming zero accountability.  
www.PreciousHeart.net/Miles-No-Stats.pdf

Chapter 19.  Federal Mandates & TDCJ’s Gordian Knot of Entanglement .........  504

Chapter 20.  Big Bucks & Political Capital Cutting Up Integrity  .......................  518

Chapter 21.  Marketers vs. True Reformers in Prison Rehabilitation History  .....  546

BOOK 7.  Psychopath’s Golden Goose Culture, Masturbating Ministers, Frog-to-Prince Studies

   > TDCJ’s Ugly HOSTILITY to History & Analysis  

   > Trust Is the Engine of Civilization, and Twisting Trust for Sex or Science Sickens All.  570

Chapter 22.  Don’t Blame the Lifers for Guarding Their Golden Goose Farm  ...  571

Chapter 23.  Rape, Sex, Masturbating Ministers, & the Madman  .......................  585

Chapter 24.  ISR Johnson’s Team Kisses a Frog into a Prince—Twice  ..............  642

Chapter 25.  Crying in the Chapel  .......................................................................  686

Cultural Conclusion … Fairness—Open Prisons or Abolish Many IF  ...............  702

The End – Facilitate Religion Fairly  ....................................................................  714

Appendix 1.  Seminary Speaker Transcripts  ........................................................  716

Appendix 2.  “Fall of Burl Cain … Last Side Deal Led to Undoing” —Whole Article  ..................................................................................................................  717

Appendix 3.  Experiencing God Phenomenon Not that Extraordinary  ...............  723

Appendix 4.  Frog Turns into a Prince versus 75 Professors of Statistics  ...........  724

Appendix 5.  Two Messages from Warden Gideon Haynes, 1868  ......................  728

Appendix 6.  The Angolite Articles of Note  ........................................................  729

Appendix The LAST:   Revolutionize the Prison Culture—

                          100,000 Mothers’ 1% Certainty Parole Option  ....................  734

Bibliography & Resources  ..................................................................................  739

Index of People  ...................................................................................................  804

LAST WORD—Fantasies Die Hard!  ..............................................................  819

Ode to the Oddities of Outing a Few Ornery TDCJ Outlaws  ..............................  820

Other Books by Author   .......................................................................................  821

 

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Chart 13. Concentric Cirlces of Christian Exclusivity
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Appendix 3. Experiencing God Phenomenon Not that Extraordinary 

Crtique of The Harbinger ....

Killing Professional Chaplaincy Series

After dozens of letters, 100s of Open Record requests, three huge books documenting with zero response from major players, what is TDCJ Exec. Dir. Bryan Collier really covering up? .

Volume 1.  2001 – Chaplain Professional Equity and Market Study w Ethical Violations Timeline, www.PreciousHeart.net/chaplaincy/01-Chaplain_Pt_2_Timeline_2001.pdf, with four TDCJ chaplains, I personally delivered this 100-page treatise to TDCJ Exec. Dir. Gary Johnson that documented many unethical business practices.  It had much of the 2000 Chaplain Professional Equity proposal we used in the 2001 Texas Legislature to gain our first pay raise in 40-plus years, yet with a critical timeline of unethical tweaking of the Chaplaincy Director's job to suit favored applicants, pages 54-65.

Volume 2.  2012 - Faith-Based Housing Letter, www.PreciousHeart.net/Maness-Faith-Based-Housing.pdf, heartfelt 50-page letter to Brad Livingston asking him to meet with a Barry Lynn of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State. It exposes several ethical violations and is the first exposure of the unconstitutional nature of the Seminary Scam. Soon after this, I was persecuted for whistleblowing and forced to retire.

Volume 3.  2013 - TDCJ Book of Secrets on the Longest Cover Up in TDCJ History: Case of the Enchanting Chaplain, 700 pp., 139 MBs, www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG XE "OIG" /Treason.pdf, first 100 pages documented how I was set up with falsified documents, then the rest details the vast policy violations at the Polunsky Unit and Michael Upshaw’s cleaning of contraband, clearing of violators, and more. Included were two CDs and a DVD with videos and dozen recorded interviews!  Hard copies to Livingston, OIG, and Texas AG.
See Bryan Collier's three-sentence reply here: Collier-01-21-14-Nothing.

Volume 4.  2015 – How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011—Immeasurable Value of Religion, Volunteers, and Their Chaplains, Forewords by Jerry A. Madden, senior fellow for Right on Crime and 2011 chairman of the Texas House Corrections Committee, and Carol S. Vance, former chairman of Texas Board of Criminal Justice and Harris County District Attorney (1966-79) (AuthorHouse, 2015; 394 pp.), www.preciousheart.net/Saved. We networked across Texas to stop the deletion of TDCJ Chaplaincy which was dead on arrival in the 2011 legislature. In a fight, we saved the entire budget. The appendices show Chaplaincy recovers its operating costs several times over and is the most productive program in RPD: “Chaplains facilitate the greatest source for change and solace in human history—Religion.”

Volume 5.  2017 - TDCJ Book of Secrets Part 2, Goodman Unit Hiring Scam, www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/GoodmanUnit2017.pdf, 180-pg, most detailed audit of a hiring package in TDCJ history showing multiple violations. A white warden hired a white career laundry man over black U.S. Army combat veteran career chaplain!

Volume 6.  2019 - TDCJ Deep State Report:  Case of the Collared Fox, www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/TDCJ-OIG-2019.pdf, 177-page
   - Cover Letters of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd sends to Bryan Collier & 50+ TX Leaders, Jurists, and District Attorneys, www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/Big-50-Send.pdf 

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TDCJ Psychiatric Care Not Documented ... other Oddities

No #s in TDCJ for ASPD! ... No #s on How Many Prisoners have Antisocial Personality Disorders in TDCJ.  I asked on 3-25-21 “How many prisoners in TDCJ are diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder?” On 4-20-21, the response was “We have no responsive information.”

TBCJ has not made actionable one single public comment in 12-plus years, www.PreciousHeart.net/chaplaincy/TBCJ_2007-2019.pdf   

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The Angolite Articles of Note

The Angolite is an award-winning prisoner-run quarterly magazine of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola, the largest maximmum security prison in the USA, with the largest number of prisoners serving life.

1979 - Wilbert Rideau and Billy Sinclair, The Sexual Jungle,” The Angolite (Nov.–Dec., 1979). The article has been reprinted in all four editions of Burk FosterWilbert Rideau, and Douglas Dennis, eds., The Wall Is Strong: Corrections in Louisiana (Lafayette: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1991, 4th ed. 2014; 318 pp.), chapter 15, pages 151–176; and in Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg, Life Sentences: Rage and Survival Behind Bars (New York: Random House, 1992), book two, chapter 4, 73–107. 

1981 - Wilbert Rideau, “Religion in Prison,” The Angolite  (Jan/Feb 1981): 21–56. Though titled “Religion in Prison,” the article opens with a vivid description in italics that teases us with a vision of contrasts worthy of Charles Dickens and unique in the literature. Nowhere have I found such a soul-searching piece. Upon contacting The Angolite, they said back then they did not list the authors’ names, but it sounds like Wilbert Rideau. A much more substantive insight into prison than The Angola Prison Seminary million-dollar study.

1980 - Wilbert Rideau, “The Soul-Savers,” The Angolite 20, (July/Aug 1980): 9–12, on Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship week-long program.

1982 - Wilbert Rideau, “Religion in Prison: A Miracle of Faith,” The Angolite 7, No. 2 (March/April 1982): 60–65, on Rev. Allen Brown, Church of God in Christ, on prison Elijah Victor Pickett (25 years in) demon driven out of Pickett.

1982 - Wilbert Rideau, “Religion in Prison: A Beacon of Promise,” The Angolite 7, No. 3 (May/June 1982): 23–28, on Chaplain Joseph Wilson, new chapel construction with Chuck Colson and guests.

1983 - Wilbert Rideau, “Strange Bedfellows,” The Angolite 8, No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1983): 25–40, on “natural” vs. “prison politician” on manipulation by prisoners on prisoners and Christians vs. Muslims.

1985 - Tommy Mason, “Religion in Prison: The Carlin Revival,” The Angolite 10, No. 2 (March/April 1985): 61–67, on Dr. Paul Carlin three-day prison saturation and revival,

1985 - Tommy Mason, “Religion in Prison: A Full Gospel Affair,” The Angolite 10, No. 2 (March/April 1985): 68–71, on Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship in prison and their 4th Annual Banquet, speaker Michael O’Neal.

1985 - Wilbert Rideau, “Religion in Prison: The Muslims,” The Angolite 10, No. 4 (Jul/Aug 1985): 46–50, first sentence, “Of all the religious faiths, none has caused as much consternation among the nation’s penal authorities, nor paid as heavy a price for acceptance as a legitimate religion in the prison world, as the Islamic faith over the past three decades.”

1992 - Michael Glover, “The Religionists,” The Angolite 17, No. 4 (July/Aug 1992): 21–54. See link above and quotes.

In just these few articles you can see a vast difference between pre- & post-Cain
There is a great need for a grant-funded study on the pre- & post Cain Angolite,
worth vastly more to criminology than million-dollar The Angola Prison Seminary.

1995 - Michael Glover, “The Christian Warden,” The Angolite 20, No. 2 (March/April 1995): 20–27, noted & linked above 6.4, after Warden Cain arrived in Feb. of 1995 to Angola.

1995 - Michael Glover, “Religion in Prison: The Spirit Moving,” The Angolite 20, No. 5 (Sept/Oct 1995): 54–58, on the Experiencing God “Prison-wide Bible Course” which Warden Burl Cain took himself, “In one of the first meetings he held after becoming warden Cain told the leaders, “We need to know what God wants us to do, and where God wants us to be. This course will help us to do that” (54).

1995 - Jesse Deters, “Religion in Prison: Masterlife Graduation,” The Angolite 20, No. 6 (Nov/Dec 1995): 66–71, on first graduation of 26 prisoners from the Masterlife Discipleship Training for Leaders, implemented by Chaplain Burnie Schmidt, with Jerry Potts leading from FBC Slaughter, LA,  Warden Cain arrived just a few months before in Feb. of 1995.

1998 - Steve Achord and Debbie Moore, “Graduation Day,” The Angolite 23, No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1998): 20–27, first graduation from NOBTS seminary program in Angola of 15 prisoners earning associate degree in pastoral ministries and one a diploma in pastoral ministries, with NOBTS President Chuck Kelley saying, “There is no life God cannot redeem.” Achord & Moore were both NOBTS employees.

2000 - Steve Quatrevingt, “Religion in Prison: A Leap of Faith,” The Angolite 25, No. 2 (March/April 2000): 46–61, on first graduation of the four-year degrees, 17 earning a bachelor of general studies, one bachelor of arts, and three an associate in pastoral ministries, with a history of the program’s beginning in connections with George Rountree and T. W. Terral.

2002 - Dale Gaudet, “Religion in Prison: Fishers of Men,” The Angolite 20, No. 2 (July/Aug 2002): 52–55, on graduation from NOBTS with 32 earning associate degrees, 27 bachelor degrees in Christian ministry.  

2004 - Ronald Walker, “In Their Father’s House,” The Angolite 29, No. 4 & 5 (July/Aug 2004): 44–47, on Prison Fellowship Ministries and Forgiven Ministries hosting prisoner fathers and children.

2010 - Kyle Hebert, “The End … and the Beginning,” The Angolite 35, No. 3 (May/June 2010): 20–27, on the sixth graduation of the NOBTS program of 44 prisoners who earned associate degrees and 46 bachelor degrees in Christian ministry.

2011 - Kyle Hebert, “Legacies to Lives Well Lived,” The Angolite 36, No. 2 (March/April 2011): 8–11, on renaming of NOBTS extension center for to Joan Horner Center and the library the Dr. John MacArthur Pastor’s Library after philanthropist the late Joan Horner, founder and owner of Premier Jewelers in Dallas, and MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community church and president of The Master’s College and Seminary in Sun Valley, CA.

2016 - Jim Nguyen, “Joining the Education Hierarchy,” The Angolite 41, No. 3 & 4 (May/June 2016): 10–12, on the graduation from Baton Rouge Community College of 243 graduates including 68 high school equivalency diplomas and 139 vocational diplomas in 13 disciplines. 

2021 - Jim Nguyen,  “Religion in Prison: Testable, Measurable, and Verifiable; Genter Ordained as Baptist Associations of Southeast Louisiana’s Newest Pastor.” The Angolite 46, No. 5 (Sept-Oct, 2021), 50–51. The article started in all caps:  “AN ORDINATION DISCERNMENT OF GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH’S INMATE ASSOCIATE pastor, Theodore Genter, was held at Angola’s New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) Joan Horner Extension Center in September. Members of the Baptist Associations of Southeast Louisiana (BASL), including Grace pastor Robert Hyde, NOBTS professors Scott Breeland and Joel Williams … NOBTS Director Ricky Sharky, attended to analyze Genter for validation.” Interestingly, after detailing his life as a Pagan until prison, “His conversion from Mormonism to traditional Christianity took place about a year into his incarceration. A man named Eddie Rose, an ordained minister who had fallen from grace, ministered to him and led him to Christ. Six months later, he received a revelation from God that he would become a pastor. He said that from that point he developed a deeper relationship with God but still deals with human weaknesses.” Not in the article is Genter’s crime and sentence: he was convicted of murdering Caryn Beth Capps (aka, Lydia Reinstein) and dumped her body in a dumpster; she was 21 and born in Dallas, Texas. She was 5’4” and about 100-110 pounds. His roommate testified that “Genter jumped on Lydia, pinning her hands with his legs and holding the pillow over her face…. Lydia stopped moving after a few minutes…. Genter then bent Lydia’s body, placed it in a garbage bag along with the blanket … tied the bag closed…. Genter left…. returned fifteen minutes later and told him there was a dumpster at a school on Nashville Avenue.” Portions of body were recovered from the local landfill. “The court sentenced him to life imprisonment at hard labor without benefits of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.” State of Louisiana v. Theodore Genter (No. 2003-KA-1987, decided 4-7-2004), https://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1001976.html, wherein the Genter also threatened to kill another woman. Genter’s prisoner id # is 00454235.

2021 - John Corley, Forgotten No More,” The Angolite 46, No. 5 (Sept-Oct, 2021), 50–51. “Two of Louisiana’s longest-serving inmates were released … in early October [2021] under new plea agreements offered through New Orleans District Attorney Jason Williams’ office, Louis Mitchell, 74, and Leroy Grippen, 73, served a combined 103 years in prison prior to release orders issued by Criminal District Judge Nandi Campbell.” The strange and deplorable injustice goes like this: “Louisiana’s 10-6 rule for people sentenced to life in prison was born under statutory revisions in 1926 and lasted until it was official repealed by Act 490 of the 1979 Legislature. Unofficially, it had already been dead in practice for several years. By 1973, at the direction of Corrections Secretary Elayn Hunt, the warden of the penitentiary stopped making the necessary recommendations for release to the pardon board and, absent his needed support, the release process died.” The insightful article goes on to tell how the men sentenced to 10.5 years (10-6) were essentially “forgotten men” where their “precarious position” and “told that the old release system was administrative rather than a legal requirement.” That is, without the warden’s recommendation, they had no hope of release. What a terrible injustice—yet finally in 2021 and so long overdue they are released.

2021 - John Corley, News Briefs: Ankle Angst,” The Angolite 46, No. 5 (Sept-Oct, 2021; 3–9), 9. See Kate Weisburd, et al, Electronic Prisons: The Operation of Ankle Monitoring in the Criminal Legal System (Washington, DC: George Washington University Law School, 2021; 51 pp.), https://issuu.com/gwlawpubs/docs/electronic-prisons-report?fr=sOGI5NDcxODg3. Weisburd is a law professor at GWU, and Corley is a prisoner editor in Angola.  

2022 - Burk FosterParole: The First 100 Years in America,” The Angolite 47, No. 4 (July/August 2022): 24–33.

2022 - Leah Wang, “The Positive Impacts of Family Contact for Incarcerated People and Their Families,” The Angolite 47, No. 4 (July/August 2022): 34–37. Her hook was, “Fifty years of evidence of the benefits of family contact for incarcerated people." 

 

 

 

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TDCJ Prison Seminary Scam Documents

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Seminary Program Policy - outline of policy and agreement with SWBTS

Field Ministry Policy, including sex offencers

SWBTS Student Curriculum - dated 1-27-20, w list, one counseling class

Field Ministry Handbook - for the chaplains and indentured prisoners      

Norwood Email on New Direction - 8-1-21, SWBTS tossed under the bus 

Norwood Email Fundraiser for Christ - 8-20-22 & Letter arrived 9-22-22 - again, for 10 straight years, fundraising for endenturing prisoners for the Gospel, only TDCJ lies neutrality--email: "We have the direct privilege and calling to prepare men and women with long prison sentencesto go with the good news of Jesus Christ and serve others in his name."  With links to video testimonies with first names of TDCJ's Top Secret Field Ministers--kept secret with the support of Texas AG Ken Paxton's office on repeated Open Records requests. 

NEW Field Ministry HOTF College Program

NEW Curriculum Snapshot

 

Global Prison Seminaries Foundation July 2022 CHANGES Website, deletes its signature line capalizing upon a lie after this book was published and 400+ notified on the Ides of March 2022: "Angola, once known as the bloodiest prison in America, is now one of the safest and most peaceful prisons in the country. This transformation came about with what is now known as the Prison Seminary Model."

 

Field Minister Reports - OR Request and the reports by Seminary Field Ministers

UTMB Open Records - No Stats on DSM Diagnoses, only after a half dozen emails, got number of psychotics.

United National Marriage Patterns 2000

Heart of Texas Foundation Incorporation Papers 

TDCJ-Seminary Memorandum of Understanding 2016 renewal of 2011 

TDCJ Field Minister Official Job Descriptions

Seminary / TDCJ Procedures 

TDCJ Did Not Keep Letter of Termination to SWBTS 

TDCJ Sought No Opinion on Constitutionality of Seminary 

TDCJ Statistics for 12 Years ... or just the <Analysis Chart on 12 Years> 

 

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Applications of Note

 

C.F. Hazlewood TDCJ Application 

www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/Timothy-Jones-TDCJ-App-7-2018.pdf

www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/Rel-Serv-Apps-ALL.pdf 

www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/Pierce-2000-TDCJ-Application.pdf

www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/Rutledge-TDCJ-Apps-Promotions.pdf  

Critical Audio Interview

www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/08-Shawn-Wallace-TDCJ-Info-Officer-08-16-2013.MP3 – audio recording  

TBCJ No Action on Public Comments in 12 Years & Word-frequency Analysis in 70 Minutes 2007-2019, chaplaincy nearly absent, and no action on any public statement, and more.  

TDCJ 10-Year Disciplinary Report 7-25-2003 to 7-25-2013 - first one published in TDCJ History on 86,775 disciplinaries - NOT a SINGLE disciplinary for a warden, Reg. Dir. Michael Upshaw, or Chaplain Collier for the multitude of violations everyday at the Polunsky Chapel for 6 years ... fairness flew the coup at Polunsky

Chaplain Equity TIMELINE April 2002 for Gary Johnson - a 100-page letter to Executive Director Gary Johnson in 2002, that four of us chaplains personally presented to Johnson that included many unethical business practices.  It contains much of the 2000 proposal, revised, and a critical TIMELINE of the unethical tweaking of the Chaplaincy Director's job description and much more.  A piece for the archives, if ever there was.  Pages 54-65 have timeline of unethical practices.

 

Dan Patrick Donor Analysis - 01-2005 to 01-31-2021

Media Release Policy Fiasco - I was set up in 2011 for taking photos within policy, having the signed approval of the warden, but given a disciplinary for a contrived violation, all detailed in the 700-pg Book of Secrets (2013). As seen in this exchange, the media policy was confused, then an additional media form was created 12-12-2018   

No JETS articles on Experiencing God - having had trouble finding academic articles/bookreviews to Blackaby's book, I asked the premier evangelical society for help: none. To my knowledge no conservative tenured professor of theology has weighed in on it in a formal paper. Most academics do not weigh in on popular books, especially elementary popular Bible studies. Yet, because of its unprecedented sales and odd theology, it is time for conservative and reformed theologians to weigh in too. And it is the requirement for prisoner to qualify for the NOBTS seminary in the Angola prison.

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Phone Transcript Michael Maness & Grove Norwood, Phone Call, Sept. 8, 2021, 14:30  

 

Baylor Study of Texas Prison Seminary:  Sung Joon Jang, Byron R. Johnson, Joshua Hays, Michael Hallett, and Grant Duwe, “Prisoners Helping Prisoners Change: A Study of Inmate Field Ministers Within Texas Prisons,” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 64, No. 5 (April 2020): 470–497.

Baylor Study of Angola Seminiary:  Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Bryon Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, and Grant Duwe, The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation (NY: Routledge, 2017; 248 pp.).    

 

No Number on How Many Prisoners Have Antisocial Personality Disorder in TDCJ - No #s in TDCJ for ASPD! ... I asked on 3-25-21 “How many prisoners in TDCJ are diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder?” On 4-20-21, the response was “We have no responsive information 

 

Articles of Note

David M. Reutter, “Thou Shalt Not: Sexual Misconduct by Prison and Jail Chaplains,” Prison Legal News 21, No. 9 (Sept. 2010): 1–9. 

David M. Reutter, “Clergy Who Advocate for Prisoners Barred from Prisons and Jails,” Prison Legal News 21, No. 9 (Sept. 2010): 10–11.

Stan Moody, “Chaplains Window Dressing in American Prisons,” personal letter (Manchester, ME: March 26, 2011; 2 pps; 207-626-0594), documenting harassment of chaplains who stand up for civil rights.

 

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       "The opposite of faith is not heresy but indifference." 

Elie Wiesel chairman of the President's Commission on the
Holocaust and helped plan the American memorial to the victims of the Holocaust;
see his 
Report to the President on the President's Commission on the Holocaust (1979). 

 

       "Society wants men to be taught to use liberty wisely while deprived of it" (p. 11).  "I believe there is a treasure in the heart of every man if we can find it  if we can help him find it.  I believe this is the true way to fight crime" (p. 229, the last two sentences). 

James V. Bennett, I Chose Prison (Alfred A. Knopf, 1970, 229p),
Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons 1937 to 1964, during the time of the
most substantial change in in-prison programming in the history of the world.


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When Texas Prison Scams Religion

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Bibliography  ~

65+ Areas for More Grant-funded Study or Disseratations ~

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2nd Postcard sent to 400+ July 15, 2022

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Parole Option - 100,000 Mothers' Option 

Resources, Bibliography Sets, and Super Lists

 Chaplaincy Docs ~ Chaplaincy Saved 2011 ~ Etymology of "Chaplain"

31 Lists of Character Traits of 31 Leaders/Organizations

Religious Freedom Documents  ~  Chaplaincy Links Page  

History of Prison Programming in America  ~  Masonic Blue Slipper

Archive Intro  ~  Crisis-Grief Archive  ~  Divorce Archive ~ Super Lists


Passion Week of Christ by friend Dr. Col. Will Duke - R.I.P. 2020
Passion Book - Chart of Passion Week 


This is a meticulously crafted work, condensed here
Will of God by Henry Wright (1910) condensed

Christianity?  -  Baptist Faith  -  Copyright & Disclaimer  -  Search This Site 

100,000 Mothers        Read Declaration of Indenpendence

 

 

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 Gib Lewis State Prison Chaplaincy Department, 2011 - nice! 

 In 2007, helped return 25 TDCJ to State Budget - Letter from Rep. Jim McReynolds - He helped in a load of efforts over the years, a fine man.  

 Congress on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) Report 1992, sent to all TDCJ Chaplains in 1993 - sage advice still relevant - instead of caving, this advice was followed by one chaplain since 1993, and this page is the continued result of defending prison chaplaincy for 20 years.

       "The opposite of faith is not heresy but indifference." 

Elie Wiesel chairman of the President's Commission on the
Holocaust and helped plan the American memorial to the victims of the Holocaust;
see his
Report to the President on the President's Commission on the Holocaust (1979). 

       "Society wants men to be taught to use liberty wisely while deprived of it" (p. 11).  "I believe there is a treasure in the heart of every man if we can find it if we can help him find it.  I believe this is the true way to fight crime" (p. 229, the last two sentences). 

James V. Bennett, I Chose Prison (Alfred A. Knopf, 1970, 229p),
Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons 1937 to 1964, during the time of the
most substantial change in in-prison programming in the history of the world.

 

 

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Faith Data on Texas Prison Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy Faith Percentages FY2010 - comprehensive look at the faith population in TDCJ for FY 2010 ...

Much more to come ...

Historic Documents Texas Prison Chaplaincy

Chaplain Professional Equity Proposal - 2000 ~ Original proposal that gained support and attained the 1st pay group raise of Texas Chaplains in 40+ years during the 2001 Texas Legislature - a bear to complete and still a powerful presentation on Chaplaincy, the Chaplaincy Market, and the value of Chaplaincy to TDCJ and Texas.  See Programmer Pay Grade.

Chaplain Professional Equity Fact Sheet 2000 - first two-page fact sheet used that showed statistics and specific contributions to mission-critical functions of the agency.

Chaplain Professional Equity Letter 2001 - four-page color letter used in Austin 2001 as we fought for Chaplaincy Professional Equity, made a couple hundred color copies and passed out in Austin.

V V V  House Appropriations Chair Rob Junnell receives Honor State Chaplain Award  V V V

Chaplain Equity TIMELINE April 2002 for Gary Johnson - a 100-page letter to Executive Director Gary Johnson, that four of us chaplains personally presented to Johnson over that included many unethical business practices.  It contains much of the 2000 proposal, revised, and a critical TIMELINE of the unethical tweaking of the Chaplaincy Director's job description and much more.  A piece for the archives, if ever there was.  Pages 54-65 have timeline of unethical practices.

Gary Johnson - September 2002 - Moratorium on Director of Chaplain Position - to forestall more unethical hiring and degrading of TDCJ Chaplaincy - Johnson initiated an internal affairs investigation, but it was determined nothing purely illegal took place, though ethics had been thrown out the window.   It was a warning that unethical practices would continue, and they did, in the hiring of Bill Pierce shortly afterward, who did not even have an accredited bachelor's degree.
See Bill Pierce's 2000 Application here, at the time, the lowest qualified "director" of chaplains in the history of the U.S.

August 22, 2014 - Letter to Brad Livinston, Oliver Bell, legislators and TBCJ - plea for investigation ... and nothing follows

Chaplaincy Audit 2001 ~ First in Texas History, the raw data on questionnaires from 136 of the TDCJ's chaplains in November of 2001.  No other more comprehensive look at correctional chaplaincy exists anywhere or to date.  See how they themselves view the profession. 

History of In-Prison Programming in the USA  by Dr. Michael G. Maness, 1997  for his dissertation at New Orleans Seminary

Etymology of "Chaplain" ~ Michael G. Maness history and etymology of word "chaplain" 

Legislation on "Chaplain" in Texas' 81st Legislature    

Equity for ALL Behind the Wire - and Chaplains - Letter to Steve Ogden, Chairman of Texas Senate Finance Committee, et al   

Religion in Prison: A 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains (3-22-12), what they do, what happens


Documents of Note Related to TDCJ Rehabilitation & Reentry

General TDCJ Operations

Chaplaincy & Volunteers

Texas Sunset Report 2006-07 - TDCJ Another 12 Years - First issue rehabilitation - TX recidivism 30% v. CA 60%

Chaplaincy Healthcare 2001 & Wyatt-Solucient Comparison

TDCJ  Budget Summary 2007

Volunteerism in Texas 2002 - nothing sub. on TDCJ chaplaincy

Texas Governor's Performance Measures 2000

Volunteer Environmental Scan 2001 - nothing sub. on TDCJ chaplaincy

Report or Reentry Policy Council 2004 - 658pp

Baylor Religion Study 2006 & Texas Religion Chart - importance of religion in general to most of the population

Reentry Texas by Urban Institute 2004 - 124pp

California Chaplain Study - 1991 ~ Leadership Complexity

California Chaplain Study - 2001 

Pew Report - Behind Bars 2008 - look at prisons in USA

Wisconsin Chaplaincy Study 1998

Texas State Auditor's Classification Plan for 04-05 - All Jobs

Florida Chaplaincy Study 2001

Texas State Auditor's Classification Plan for 06-07 - All Jobs

Maryland Chaplaincy Expansion Proposal 1992

 

 Inside Corrections - Ok Chaplaincy, Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections (March/April 2012 • 24:2), devoted to Chaplaincy

Texas State Auditor's Correctional Officer's Report

TDCJ Chaplaincy Audit Results 2001 - raw data on 150 TDCJ chaplains

History of In-Prison Programming in the USA 

Faith-based Dorm 5 Years - Alfred Unit - Disciplinaries decrease 

Supporting Documents & Technical Treatises

Highlighted Items   

Professional Correctional Chaplaincy:  Fact or Fiction, by Dr. Vance Drum, Senior Chaplain, Eastham Prison, TDCJ, a paper presented at the 2007 American Correctional Chaplaincy Association convention.

Measuring Prison Chaplaincy Complexity, Maness 2001 Article, Restorative Justice News  

Chaplains & Career Ladder ~  small request to raise 50 of the most senior TDCJ chaplains to Chaplain III;  this would be the first career ladder for TDCJ chaplains in Texas history, even as they recover entire operating costs.

Baylor 2006 Landmark Study of Religion - unique and comprehensive look a religion


Chaplaincy Audit 2001 ~ FIRST in Texas History, the raw data on questionnaires from 136 of the TDCJ's chaplains in November of 2001.  No other more comprehensive look at correctional chaplaincy exists anywhere or to date.  See how they themselves view the profession. 

History of In-Prison Programming in the USA  by Dr. Michael G. Maness, 1997  for his dissertation at New Orleans Seminary

Restorative Justice—America's New Frontier (print ready) and RJ Original Publication - Michael G. Maness, published in Texas Journal of Corrections Vol. 29:4, Nov. 2003


Prison Re-Entry

Report of the Re-Entry Policy Council (2004)  A huge 658-page cross-continental study, see more at www.ReEntryPolicy.org 

Re-Entry in Texas (2004) A good study by the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

Special Studies

Pew Center on the States - One in 100 Behind Bars 2008 -- comprehensive look at prison in the USA

 

Chaplaincy and Volunteers

COST-Effectiveness ~ Fiscal Impact Statement ~ Chaplains Recover ENTIRE Operating Costs 3x over, irrefutably, even more with thought --Best Kept Secret in Texas  

Chaplaincy Market ~ Texas Chaplains are deserving of Professional Equity

National Chaplaincy Standards ~ TRUE Benchmarks for Success

TDCJ Chaplaincy & ACA Standards ~ THE Pursuit of Excellence involves the American Correctional Association:  Chaplaincy was there from the beginning     

Flannelly, Kevin J., Linda L Emanuel, George F Handzo, Kathleen Galek, Nava R Silton, and Melissa Carlson. “A National Study of Chaplaincy Services and End of Life Outcomes,” BMC Palliative Care 11, no. 10 (July 2012).

 

 

TDCJ Chaplaincy's Unmatched Statistics - True & Hidden Treasures

   TDCJ Staff Chaplain Cumulative Stats FYs 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 
      Superlative numbers deserving equity in support  

   TDCJ - RPD Quarterlies, 21 in All - FYs 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
     Staff Chaplain stats not mentioned one single time

Chaplaincy Statistics Cumulative 2010-2011-2012 

Chaplaincy Statistics CLIPPED for FY2010-11  

FY2004 Chaplaincy Stats ~ Compare > FY 2002 ~ FY 2001 ~ FY 2000 ~ FY 1999 ~ FY 1998 These are extraordinary Performance Measures -- here for the first time.  See also the
TX State Auditor's Guide to Performance Measure Management - 2000 ed. 

 

TDCJ Chaplaincy Volunteer Statistics

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The Independent Sector valued a volunteer’s time at $23 per hour in 2015.  With 560,261 volunteer hours reported in 2012, that is over $13.4 million for one year. Therefore, upon facilitation of volunteers alone, chaplaincy recovers its entire operating costs over three times! Some volunteers are worth much more

TDCJ RPD Division Reports from Marvin Dunbar, Manager III to Director, though reports do not have routing Chaplaincy Overview 2012 - Chaplaincy Overview 2011 - Chaplaincy Overview 2010 Open Record requests did not yield that any of these went to TBCJ

TDCJ Chaplaincy Audit Results 2001 - First in Texas History, the raw data on questionnaires from ALL of TDCJ's 150 chaplains in November of 2000.  See how they themselves view the profession.

 

Primary Chaplaincy Equity Documents ~

Chaplains - Help - with Career Ladder small request to raise 40 of the most senior TDCJ chaplains to Chaplain III;  this would be the first career ladder for TDCJ chaplains in Texas history--and still they recover ENTIRE operating costs.

Chaplain Equity Proposal - Old - 2001 ~ Original proposal that gained support and attained the 1st pay group raise of Texas Chaplains in 35+ years, the initial justification for full Chaplain Professional Equity 

TDCJ Chaplaincy Audit Results 2001 ~ FIRST in Texas History, the raw data on questionnaires from 150 TDCJ's chaplains in November of 2000.  No other more comprehensive look at correctional chaplaincy exists anywhere or to date.  See how they themselves view the profession. 

Cost-Effectiveness -- Chaplains Recover ENTIRE Operating Costs
 3x over, Irrefutably, even more with thought --
Best Kept Secret in Texas  

Chaplaincy Market ~ Without doubt - Texas Chaplains are Long Overdue

History & Value of Correctional Chaplaincy  ~  Emmett Solomon (R.I.P. - 1936-2014)

Carol Vance on Chaplaincy ~ former TDCJ Board Chairman 

Desert Storm & Prison Chaplaincy ~ Senior Chaplain M. Mantooth 

Measuring Prison Chaplaincy Complexity, Maness 2001 Article ~ Restorative Justice News, Sept.-Dec., 2001, by Michael G. Maness  

Chaplain's Job:  Complex & Pervasive ~ Michael G. Maness 

Brown, Leo E., “Prison Chaplaincy,” Inside Corrections (March/April, 2012), 9-33, see www.Ok.gov/doc/documents/marchapril.pdf, the role of prison chaplaincy in Oklahoma, the whole issue devoted to highlighting chaplaincy--superb article!

Professional Correctional Chaplaincy:  Fact or Fiction, by Dr. Vance Drum, Senior Chaplain, Eastham Prison, TDCJ, a paper presented at the 2007 American Correctional Chaplaincy Association convention.

Professional Chaplaincy:  Role in Healthcare 2001 - no photos 
One of the
most significant pieces of work on the contribution of professional chaplaincy by the largest collection of cross-disciplinary chaplaincy professionals as a joint statement by the ACPE, APC, CAPPE, NACC and NAJC, a thought provoking look at the complexity and depth of service by a professional chaplaincy.  " The first joint statement on this subject prepared by the five largest healthcare chaplaincy organizations in North America representing over 10,000 members.  As a consensus paper, it presents the perspectives of these bodies on the spiritual care they provide for the benefit of individuals, healthcare organizations and communities." 
FULL Version > Professional Chaplaincy Role 2001 - 2.5 Mgs ** 
See site of origin >
www.healthcarechaplaincy.org/publications/publications/white_paper_05.22.01/index.html

Impact of Inmate Participation In Chaplaincy Programs 
Florida DOC 2001 document a clear correlation between inmate chapel attendance and institutional adjustment, namely, lower disciplinary reports.  Chapel attendance was tracked for the months of July, August and September 2001 and compared with statewide disciplinary reports on prisoners.  The result is incontrovertible:  Chapel attendance by inmates positively effects the institution with as much as 2/3 less disciplinary reports for those who attend 10+ times a month.    

Watson-Wyatt vs. Solucient Surveys - the most significant data source used by the Texas State Auditor's office on Chaplains was from the Watson-Wyatt survey, yet the survey is grossly inadequate to discern a true market for chaplains. Watson-Wyatt list of 551 hospitals is compared to the "Top 100 Hospitals" selected by Solucient, where Solucient's 460 Top 100 are culled from 3,000+ hospitals from 1993-2000, as well as 18 of the 20 largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the US (all the US hospitals reporting to Medicare):  astounding is the fact that so few of Watson-Wyatt hospitals appear in any Solucient Top 100.

Prison Ministries - Partial List of TDCJ Chaplains' Network - 700+  

 

 

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TDCJ Chaplaincy Statistics - not published by TDCJ, ever, to anyone

FY2012-Chaplaincy ~ FY2011 ~ FY2010 < these as given for volunteers only - no time to consolidate yet  
~ FY2004 ~
FY 2002 ~ FY 2001 ~ FY 2000 ~ FY 1999 ~ FY 1998 ~
These are extraordinary Performance Measures -- here for the first time. 
--See TX State Auditor's Guide to Performance Measure Management 2000 Ed. 

    NEW:  TDCJ Staff Chaplain Cumulative Stats FYs 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 
      Superlative numbers deserving equity in support  

    NEW:  TDCJ - RPD Quarterlies, 21 in All - FYs 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
     Staff Chaplain stats not mentioned one single time

 

TDCJ RPD Division Reports from Marvin Dunbar, Manager III to Director, though reports do not have routing 
Chaplaincy Overview 2012 - Chaplaincy Overview 2011 - Chaplaincy Overview 2010 
Open Record requests did not yield that any of these went to TBCJ

 

TDCJ Cumulative Statistics on Chaplaincy 2012-2011-2010 - Extraordinary Service

TDCJ Cumulative Statistics CLIPPED for FY2010-11  

 

See the Independent Sector's Valuation of Volunteer Service - $23 per hour in 2015
www.IndependentSector.org/volunteer_time  As chaplains facilitate volunteers, there is a two-fold cost recovery on that alone.  And many volunteers are worth much more than that, and chaplaincy contributes much more.  

 

Prison Unit Employee Pay Equity ~ How "attrition" is not the best excuse to give raises

TDCJ & Texas State General Information

Prison Unit Employee Pay Equity ~
How "Attrition" is a poor excuse to give raises

State Classification Proposal for 2000-2001** ~ This was the proposal offered to the 77th Legislative Session.  Chaplains are on page 40.  Beyond this proposal, our Legislators in 2001 gave a one pay group raise to State Chaplains, the first in 40+ years.  Also beyond this proposal, the Correctional Officers of our prisons received a career ladder up to 5 levels from 3 - somewhat paralleling what proposal was offering Juvenile Correctional Officers.

2002-09-22 Letter to Gary Johnson asking for Moratorium on Hiring Director of Chaplains because of hiring improprieties. 

2004-2005 Proposed Changes to State Classification Schedule --
Chaplaincy Left Out Again --
Surprising Adjustments and Rationale that makes CHAPLAIN Professional EQUITY all the more reasonable --

Auditor's Correctional Officer's Report ** ~
The State Auditors report on Correctional Officer Staffing, needs, assessments, etc., that does NOT necessarily reflect the experience of the officers themselves.  They could have done better for our staff -- namely focused attention on how to increase pay in proportion to the "value" of their service to the state of Texas.  For instance, there is much well analyzed data on raw facts but nearly nothing done on the complexity or stresses of the job or how that job impacts the overall effectiveness of the TDCJ's mission statement. 

TX State Auditor's Guide to Performance Measure Management 2002 edition **HOW performance measures are SUPPOSED to be used

Texas State Auditor's Methodology Manual - Frames ~ No Frames ~ This is how they do what they do - expansive AND informative to Chaplain Professional Equity ** 
            
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http://TDCJ.state.tx.us/  ~  http://www.CAPITOLstate.tx.us/  ~ 

http://www.SAO.state.tx.us/  ~  http://www.TXDirectory.com/  ~ 

http://www.LBB.state.tx.us/  ~  http://www.STATE.tx.us/ 

Where "Professional Equity" Began

Chaplains Speak:  Education & Experience Second to None 

Rationale for Professional Equity for Chaplains ~ M.G. Maness 

WHY for Chaplains ~ M.G. Maness 

Watershed History ~ Where & When it all began 

First Pay Scale Comparison ~ To TX Representative Ellis
showing odd differences & asking basic questions 

Chaplains Get a Small Boost ~ RJN article, May-Aug., 2001: from Texas Senate & House to a conference committee, "how" we got a the 1st pay group raise for state chaplains in state history, not yet Professional Equity, but a nice boost

U.S. Army Chaplaincy Program

U.S. Army Chaplaincy Constitutional Defense ~   

U.S. Army Chaplaincy History ~ the BEST history of any Professional Chaplaincy Organization in the World -- bar none -- extraordinary 

Where Prison Chaplaincy Began:  History & Theory 

Chaplaincy:  Greatest Story 'Never' Told ~ David B. Plummer   

Etymology of "Chaplain" ~ Michael G. Maness history and etymology of word "chaplain"

Chaplain as Representative of the Transcendent ~ Guy Greenfield 

History of In-Prison Programming in America ~ M.G. Maness 

  Chaplaincy Studies

Relevant Technical Studies & Other Info ~

new PBS Documentary,

"How Chaplains 'Lean into Painful Places'" article in Huffington Post, by Adelle M. Banks of Religion News Service (11-2-15, 7:47 pm), summing and telling about PBS Documentary 

Strategic Plan to Reduce Crime Through a Public/Private Partnership
Proposal to Build Prison Chapels
** ~
Frank Graham & Chapel of Hope Huge, noble effort to build free standing chapels in ALL Texas Prisons 

Congress on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) Report 1992, sent to all TDCJ Chaplains in 1993 - sage advice still relevant

California Chaplain Study - 1991 ~ Chaplain Leadership Complexity 

California Chaplain Study - 2001 ~ Chaplain Leadership Complexity 

Marsh v. Chambers 1983 ~ Supreme Court decision supporting state paid chaplains to open Nebraska's legislature with prayer

Maryland Chaplaincy Expansion Proposal 1992 ~ Sociologically Poignant 

Wisconsin 1998 Faith-Based Approaches** ~ Chaplaincy First  

Brown, Leo E., “Prison Chaplaincy,” Inside Corrections (March/April, 2012), 9-33, see www.Ok.gov/doc/documents/marchapril.pdf, the role of prison chaplaincy in Oklahoma, the whole issue devoted to highlighting chaplaincy--superb article!


Major Chaplaincy Networks & Training

Clinical Training & Networks

Association of Clinical Pastoral Education ~ Find ACPE Center  

Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training

Health Care Chaplaincy Network & CPE.org

Spiritual Care Association

Chaplain Connection

Major Chaplain Certifications

American Correctional Chaplains Association

Association of Certified Christian Chaplains

Association of Professional Chaplains

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation

College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association

International Association of Christian Chaplains

National Association of Catholic Chaplains

National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains

National Conference of Veterans Affairs Catholic Chaplains

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains

National Institute of Business and Industrial Chaplains    



Polunsky Security Camera Data - Wardens KNEW about Twilight Zone

Polunsky Security Cameras:

See then TDCJ Michelle Lyons' 2011 article

           www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/news/10534358/texas-prisons-migrate-to-network-video. 

Compare with STS360’s VP Jessica Clark’s 2013 article

          http://security-today.com/Articles/2013/09/01/Behind-the-Bars.aspx

See www.PreiousHeart.net/OIG/Clark-2013.pdf and www.PreciousHeart.net/OIG/Lyons-2011.pdf,

in case any of the primary sources change the original addresses to the articles.


NEW --- 70 TBCJ Summary Reports 2007 to 2019
with Chaplaincy Word Frequency Analysis
Not One Actionable Response to a Public Comment in 12 Years!

by Michael G. Maness
author of How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011

See PDF with all 70 summaries in 895 searchable pages here: 

www.PreciousHeart.net/chaplaincy/TBCJ_2007-2019.pdf

These 70 Texas Board of Criminal Justice meeting summaries cover March 2007 to Feb. 2019—12 years—TBCJ meeting #130 to #203.  At each meeting, each board member had a stack of other material related to each agenda item.  Most summaries are 10-15 pages, for 895 pages in all, with 300,482 words. Of the 12 years from.

TDCJ Links to each report from March 2007 to Feb. 2019 at www.TDCJ.Texas.gov