Oh ya, I forgot... Silly me. Atheists can't use personal experiences as information....<quoted text>
That's considered anecdotal information. Worthless, since it cannot be verified, much like deity accounts, not just the Christian deity, but all deity stories and accounts. One is no more reliable than another.
How many inmates did you interview during in processing?
Just how many inmates were you in contact with after they paroled?
But don't take my word for it:
"Prisoners may become involved with religion while incarcerated for a variety of reasons ranging from the materially pragmatic to the personal and spiritual. According to research conducted by sociologist Harry R. Dammer, some of the more prominent reasons include:
Gaining direction and meaning in one's life.
Improving one's concept of self.
Promoting personal behavioral change.
Meeting other inmates.
Obtaining prison resources."