Spirituality Behind Bars
Several correctional facilities are prioritizing the religious approach to rehabilitate drug convicts. Rehabilitation has become crucial in the effort to reduce the country’s drug inmates. Ideally, only drug kingpins and dealers are put behind bars.
UNDER a cloudy sky, dozens of prayer rugs covered the yard of the Al-Ikhsan Mosque at the Sungguminasa Class IIA Narcotics Correctional Facility in Gowa, South Sulawesi, on Tuesday, May 4. Over 10 other makeshift prayer mats were laid out on in the open hallway of the prison cells. That day, inmates and correctional officers were preparing for midday prayer.
It began to rain. Those outside the mosque scattered in all directions. The inmates retu...