Grants and Contracts Awarded

SELECT GRANTS & CONTRACTS

Hallett, M. & J.S. McCoy. 2017. Grant Award, Florida Department of Corrections: RFQ -17-104 Post Release Substance Abuse Transitional Housing Services. $242,000 (~pending enrollment/3 yrs). Prisoners of Christ. 

Hallett, M. & J.S. McCoy. 2016. Grant Award, Ex-offender Services. $394,000. Jacksonville Journey/ Prisoners of Christ. City of Jacksonville, Florida. 

Operation New Hope: Offender Profile Project. Jacksonville, FL. $25,000 (three awards).

Presidential Grant Award, The Community Foundation in Jacksonville. $5,000.  Summer 2011. To expand community awareness of the causes and public response to Jacksonvilles state-leading homicide and violent crime rates. (In partnership with WJCT.)

Principal Investigator, Serving Child Victims of Traumatic Abuse: An Implementation Agenda. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice/Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and the Office of Community Services, City of Jacksonville$50,000.

UNF TLO Award * Transformational Learning Opportunity: Exploring voter sentiments on violence and homicide. University of North Florida. $10,000.

Reflective Practices Evaluation Project: Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida. Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation. $50,000. M. Hallett, Director, Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research. February 2006.

Continuation of Disproportionate Minority Contact Initiative (2006 * Year Three). Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. $20,000. Dr. Michael Hallett, Director, Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research.

Principal Investigator/Project Director, Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System. $20,000. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Offender Based Programs—City of Jacksonville, Florida. Center for Race & Juvenile Justice Policy ( Summer 2005, final year renewal).

Principal Investigator/Project Director, Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System. $40,000. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Offender Based Programs, City of Jacksonville, Florida. Center for Race & Juvenile Justice Policy ( Fall 2004, 2nd year renewal).

Principal Investigator/Project Director, Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System. $40,000. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Offender Based Programs, City of Jacksonville, Florida. Center for Race & Juvenile Justice Policy.

Principal Investigator/Project Director, Revenue Maximization for Helping At Risk Kids (H.A.R.K.): Children Who Witness Violence in Jacksonville, Florida.” Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and the City of Jacksonville, Florida. $7,500. Continuation of Serving Child Victims of Traumatic Abuse: An Implementation Agenda, by Michael Hallett.

Principal Investigator, Evaluating Breaking the Cycle in Jacksonville, Florida. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Law Enforcement Block Grant and the Office of Community Services, City of Jacksonville. November 2002 to October 31, 2003. $10,000. 

  • See Related Article: Revisiting Anomalous Outcomes Data from the Breaking the Cycle Program in Jacksonville. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation .** Vol. 42, No 1 pps 1 – 22. (2005).

Project Director, Design & Implementation: JSO Pre-Trial Services Unit. Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, Department of Corrections. October 15, 2001 to October 22, 2001. $5,000. (After Restorative Justice Implementation Project, below).  

Consultant, Policy Matters Ohio. Cleveland. Co-Directed research agenda on private prisons in Ohio for non-profit public policy think tank. Co-authored final report: Private Prisons in Ohio: Atypical Inmates, Unimpressive Results. Fall 2000 to Spring 2001. Press Conference, Ohio state Capitol. Offered testimony before House Panel on House Bill 118, regarding policy innovation and privatization of prison services. May 2001. $13,000.

Project Director, Implementing Restorative Justice Programming. Department of Corrections, Community Corrections Division/Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. Fall 2000. $11,000.

Publications & Presentations

Books

Hallett, Michael & J.Stephen McCoy (2019 forthcoming). Religious Identity Change Among Ex-Offenders. Routledge: New York.

Hallett, M. (Guest Editor). 2019. Special Issue * Social Justice * "Emancipatory Justice: Confronting the Carceral State."  

Hallett, M., J. Hays, B. Johnson, SJ Jang, G Duwe 2017. The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation. Oxford, UK: Routledge.**  REVIEWS: "Indispensable." "Vivid." "Powerful."

PAPERBACK EDITION - January 2018. READ INTERVIEW: Q&A with Michael Hallett.  

REVIEW: Punishment & Society (2018): "The Angola Prison Seminary is fascinating and well suited to the moment. It deserves to be read and discussed by a broad audience, especially those who aspire to transform how Americans think about and do the work of criminal justice."

Hallett, Michael A. 2006. Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.** REVIEWS: "...this book is a very good read." 

Hallett, Michael A. (Editor). 1997. Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis. New York: Routledge.**

Hallett, Michael A. and Dennis J. Palumbo. 1993. U.S. Criminal Justice Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.**
 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Hallett, Michael (2019). Confronting Christian Penal Charity: Neoliberalism and the Rebirth of Religious Penitentiaries. Social Justice.  In: Hallett, Michael * Guest Editor Special Issue * Social Justice.  "Emancipatory Justice: Confronting the Carceral State."

Hallett, M, B Johnson, J Hays, SJ Jang, G Duwe (2019). US Prison Seminaries: Structural Charity, Religious Establishment, and Neoliberal Corrections The Prison Journal .     

Jang, SJ. B Johnson, J Hays, M. Hallett, G. Duwe (2018). Existential and Virtuous Effects of Religiosity on Mental Health and Aggressiveness Among Offenders. Religions. Vol 9, Special Issue: Religion and Crime: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Jang, SJ, B. Johnson, J. Hays, M. Hallett, G. Duwe (2018). Religion and Misconduct in Angola Prison: Conversion, Congregational Participation, Religiosity, and Self-Identities. Justice Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2017.1309057

Hallett, M. & M. Bookstaver (2018). 'We Serve Forgotten Men': Structural Charity vs Religious Freedom in Serving Ex-offenders. In:Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Johnson, B., G. Duwe, M. Hallett, J. Hays, SJ Jang, M.Lee, M. Pagano, S. Post (2018). Faith and Service: Pathways to Identity Transformation and Correctional Reform. In: Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 

Joshua Hays, Michael Hallett, Byron R. Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, and Grant Duwe. (2018). Inmate Ministry as Contextual Missiology: Best Practices for Americas Emerging Prison Seminary Movement, Perspectives in Religious Studies. 45(1): 69–79. 

Jang, Sung Joon, Joshua Hayes, Byron R. Johnson, Michael Hallett, and Grant Duwe. (2018). Four Gods in a Maximum-Security Prison: Images of God, Religiosity, and Worldviews among Inmates. Review of Religious Researchhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13644-018-0329-6 

Hallett, Michael. Keynote Speaker, June 5-6, 2017 * School of Law, University of Sheffield. Sheffield, England. The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda. Bad Faith: Structural Charity, Privatization, and Religious Volunteerism in American Corrections.

SJ Jang, B. Johnson, J. Hays, G. Duwe, M. Hallett (2017). Images of God, Religious Involvement, and Prison Misconduct among Inmates. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. Online first:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23774657.2017.1384707

Hallett, M. Faith at Angola Prison: After civic death, a resurrection.  (April 14, 2017) Commonweal Magazine.

Hallett, M., J. Hays, B. Johnson, SJ Jang, G Duwe (2015). First Stop Dying: Angolas Christian Seminary as Positive Criminology. International Journal of Offender Rehabilitation and Comparative Criminology. Published online before print August 5, 2015, doi:10.1177/0306624X1559817  

Hallett, M. (2015). The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration. Contemporary Sociology. vol. 44, 5: pp. 677-680 (invited reviewer).  

Duwe,G., M. Hallett, J. Hays, SJ Jang, B. Johnson (2015). Bible College Participation and Prison Misconduct: A Preliminary Analysis. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. DOI:10.1080/10509674.2015.1043481

Hallett, Michael & Byron Johnson (2014). The Resurgence of Religion in Americas Prisons. Religions: Open Access Theology Journal. Vol 5, Issue 2. Pps 1 - 21 **

  • Also published as book chapter, in (2014) Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion, edited by Kent R. Kerley. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI.**

Hallett, M. & J.S. McCoy (2014). Religiously Motivated Desistance: An Exploratory StudyInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol 58, No. 4.  

Hallett, Michael A. (2012) Reentry to What? Theorizing Prisoner Reentry in the Jobless FutureCritical Criminology: Volume 20, Issue 3 (2012), Page 213-228** 

Hallett, Michael A. & Suzanne Zahrly (2006). Beyond Shelter: Expanding Spheres of Influence for Reducing Violence Against Women. A Case Study of Hubbard House in Jacksonville, Florida. In: Its A Crime: Women and Justice. Roslyn Muraskin, Editor. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.**

Hallett, Michael A. 2003. Slaverys Legacy? Mass Incarceration and Private Prisons. In: Racial Issues in Criminal Justice, edited by Marvin Free. Westport, CT: Praeger Press. p 39-58**

Hallett, Michael A. 2002. Race, Crime, and For-Profit Imprisonment: Social Disorganization as Market OpportunityPunishment & Society: The International Journal of Penology 4(3):369 393.**