As the title of my review suggests, this is a great book for anyone interested in or currently involved in ministry to prisoners. I am an evangelical chaplain to youth offenders. Covert (the author) comes from a Catholic point of view. However, my copy of "Ministry to the Incarcerated" is full of highlighted text--material I found to be very useful, informative, and inlightening. If you are an experienced minister in penal systems or a new comer, you will find this book to be a great read.