"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con"
Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration
“In this book, Edward Orozco Flores contributes to the growing debate on criminal justice reform by showing how ex-prisoners—now 'returning citizens'—are giving back to American communities. They give back not only by sharing their personal stories of moral redemption, but also by reclaiming forms of civic life and political empowerment against the grain of elite manipulation. Drawing on scholarly work in the sociology of religion, social movements, and civic life, Flores argues that 'prophetic redemption' may not only redeem ex-offenders’ own stories but also redeem the full promise of American democracy against the imposters that claim to speak in its name.”
—Richard L. Wood, author of A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy
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