Derek S. Jeffreys is a professor of Humanities and Religion at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He teaches courses in the humanities, ethics and the philosophy of religion. His research focuses on personalism and violence, with a particular emphasis on punishment and incarceration. He is author of Defending Human Dignity: John Paul II and Political Realism (Brazos Press, 2004), Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture (Palgrave, 2009), Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement (Palgrave, 2013), and America’s Jails: The Search for Human Dignity in an Age of Mass Incarceration (NYU Press, 2018). He is currently working on issues related to hope and mental illness in penal institutions.
Anthony Stadlen is a practising Daseinsanalyst, teacher, and supervisor, the Independent Effective Member for UK of the International Federation of Daseinsanalysis. Since 1977, he has conducted research, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Essex, England, on the paradigmatic case-studies of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Since 1996 he has convened the Inner Circle Seminars, a search for truth in psychotherapy. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Regent s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, London. He is a former Research Fellow of the Freud Museum, London. He received the 2003 Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties (professional category).