About the Author; The Author of the Foreword; Foreword; Preface; 1. Portrait of a Prison; 2.Faith in Prison; 3.Seeking 'A Gathered Stillness'; 4. A Confession; 5. Learning in Prison; 6. Death in Prison; 7. Christmas in Prison; 8. Stories from Prison; 9. Lifers; 10. Restorative Justice; 11. Positive Justice; 12. Conclusion: Children of God; Bibliography; Index.
Mary Brown has spent time in three very different prisons: long ago in a women's prison as an inmate on remand for ten days following a peace demonstration; an open prison as a teacher in the 1980s; and a closed prison where she was latterly a Quaker prison chaplain for some ten years. She is the author of Inside Art (2001).
'Engaging, thought-provoking - contributes to our understanding of the hidden, often neglected world of prison': Juliet Lyon, Director of the Prison Reform Trust.