Item description for Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System by Lauraet Magnani & Harmon L. Wray...
Overview Traces the history and features of our penal system, offers strong ethical and moral assessment of it, and lays out a whole new paradigm of criminal justice based on restorative justice and reconciliation. Puts forward a 12-point plan for immediate changes.
Publishers Description This strong indictment of the current prison system, undertaken by two respected experts on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee, traces the history and features of our penal system, offers strong ethical and moral assessments of it, and lays out a whole new paradigm of criminal justice based on restorative justice and reconciliation. The book puts forward a 12-point plan for immediate changes. Beyond Prisons opens a long-needed national dialogue on our responsibilities as citizens and as a nation to provide remediation rather than mere retributive incarceration, answerable to the common good and the justice of God.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 18, 2006
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0800638328 ISBN13 9780800638320
Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System?
A must read Aug 13, 2009
This book gives an important perspective that I wish could be heard by many more people in society.
It definitely has influenced me and I would greatly recommend it for anyone to read.
A must read! Sep 3, 2007
Harmon and Laura give a thorough look at the state of our US prisons and jails. They have mined the extensive data that is available in order to give the reader the pertinent information in a succinct format. Their suggestions are timely and much needed! If you are interested in prison reform, are a minister looking to start a prison ministry, or just curious about the current state of our prisons, this book is a must read for you.