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Churches, Prisons and the Powers That Be, Conclusion

In my final post in this series, I want to examine some local examples of redemption in the realm of incarceration. (You can find my previous posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.) I’ve been a bit of a downer till this point. But I’m not a pessimistic person. In fact, I’m hopeful. I see…

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Churches, Prisons, and The Powers That Be, Part 2

In my last post, we considered the heart-breaking story of Kalief Browder, a young man who was unjustly imprisoned for three years at Rikers Island. During that time, both fellow inmates and guards brutalized him repeatedly. The damage was lasting. A few months ago, even after being released, Browder committed suicide. Browder’s tragic…

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