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"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con"Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration$
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Edward Orozco Flores

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479884148

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479884148.001.0001

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(p.163) Conclusion
"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con"

Edward Orozco Flores

NYU Press

This chapter summarizes the main argument of the book and then telescopes out to examine how the two cases of prophetic redemption fit within the broader landscape of contemporary changes in civic activism among the formerly incarcerated. It argues that some are resistant to accept the fact that formerly incarcerated people can engage in civic and political action as a form of social integration. However, it also argues that neoliberal, elite actors are attempting to interpellate formerly incarcerated activists’ efforts for nefarious purposes. It finishes by considering the agency of formerly incarcerated persons in constructing meaning from the postincarceration experience and in using civic activism to make good.

Keywords:   prophetic redemption, civic activism, formerly incarcerated, neoliberal, activist

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