Religious counseling, religion-based programming and faith-based community often provide those inside with a vital support network and can often ease the transitions back into the community upon release. According to a survey of prison chaplains by the Pew Research Center, efforts by individuals to proselytize or convert others are common. About three-quarters of the chaplains said that a lot (26%) or some (51%) religious switching occurs in the prisons where they work. These are stories about how faith and religion have helped sustain individuals in prison.
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