Freedom Behind Bars: Meditation in Prison
Study Conducted by Tom O’Connor and Sandford Nidich
Humanism, Spirituality and Religion in Prison
Tom O’Connor talks about the appropriate role of Trancendental Meditation in the Oregon prison system
Active Listening and Social Learning Demonstration
by Tom O’Connor and Patti Caswell
Prison Chaplaincy: Fostering Humanist, Spiritual and Religious Way of Making Meaning
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life recently released a survey report: “Religion in Prisons: a Fifty State Survey of Prison Chaplains” which gave a glimpse into religion behind the prison wall. During the web broadcast which released the report, panel member, Tom O’Connor (CEO of Transforming Corrections and former Research Manager of the Oregon Department of Corrections) gave an interesting insight into the life and work of a prison chaplain using the story of a United Methodist Chaplain.