Faculty note: Jeffreys to discuss new book on Irish radio

Associate Prof. Derek Jeffreys (Humanistic Studies, Religion), will discuss his new book, Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement, with Irish radio host Sean Moncrieff at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time Monday (March 18) during Moncrieff’s nationally broadcast program. As we told you here last week, Jeffreys’ book explores the spiritual consequences and ethics of modern solitary confinement, emphasizing how the practice damages spiritual lives and one’s relationship to time, and undermines creativity. Informed by experiences with inmates, chaplains and employees in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Jeffreys evaluates the ethics of solitary confinement, and also proposes changes in the practice to mitigate its damage to prisoners and human dignity more broadly. You can tune in live to hear Jeffreys’ interview online, at www.newstalk.ie/moncrieff.