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George  Walters-Sleyon

George Walters-Sleyon

PhD University of Edinburgh, MDiv and S.T.M. Boston University

Areas of Expertise

Law and the Penal System, Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Race and Ethnic Relations, Comparative Criminal Justice (US and UK) / Criminology and Social Theory

Curriculum Vitae

George M. Walters-Sleyon possesses an interdisciplinary/international academic background. He earned his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Practical Theology, Comparative Criminal Justice/Criminology, and Ethics (Christian and Social); he also served as a Tutor at the School of Law and the School of Divinity. George earned the MDiv. and S.T.M. from Boston University in Philosophy, Theology and Social Ethics and holds a B.A. in Theology and Church Administration from Central University College in Ghana. He is the founder of The Center for Church and Prison, Inc. – a resource and research center that studies the intersections between religion and the penal system – and author of the book: Locked Up and Locked Down: Multitude Lingers in Limbo Revised Edition. George is a minister in the AME Church with previous pastoral experience in the UMC in New England and charismatic churches in Africa and the US. Learn more at