incarceration

Prison Education and the Church

Philosophy. Oral Rhetoric. Christian Formation. Business. Biology. These are among the many subjects studied by incarcerated college students. Behind barbed wire, concrete walls, and steel doors resides intellectually curious men and women who are enrolled in rigorous academic programs. But the resources for postsecondary education are sparse. And few Christians are assisting in this academic …

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How Those Incarcerated Suffer Most in the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting everybody. But like most catastrophes, the majority of us are inconvenienced, yet for the most vulnerable it becomes yet another life and death experience. There has been lots of lively debate recently about releasing nonviolent offenders from jails, prisons and juvenile detention facilities. But what has been missing for me in the …

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Review: Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores

Title: Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores Author: Dominique DuBois Gilliard Publisher: Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2018 Pages: 199 plus end notes Reviewer: Kyuboem Lee Incarceration has profoundly shaped countless urban communities across the American landscape, and this issue has received deserved attention in recent years, especially in the wake of Ferguson and …

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Review: Just Mercy Film

Just Mercy emphasizes social justice, enumerating the variety of flaws of a criminal justice system blinded by racism and handicapped by poverty. Just Mercy was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton in 2019, and stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, Karan Kendrick, and Brie Larson. The basis of the film is Bryan Stevenson’s memoir of the same …

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