This page contains relevant research documents on various aspects of the US penal system.
Is "Once a criminal always a criminal" true?
A republication with latest updates and statistics on mass incarceration.
"Locked Up and Locked Down: Multitude Lingers in Limbo is an existential account of mass incarceration in the United States criminal justice system. It traces the development and consequences of the retributive justice system through the argument of George Hegel that “once a criminal always a criminal.” In contrast, the author draws on the works of Pope John Paul II, St. Augustine of Hippo, and W. E. B. Du Bois to make a case for the recognition of a “second chance” and respect for human dignity in the US criminal justice system. Locked Up and Locked Down is a solution-based analysis of the disproportionate rates of incarceration of especially Black and Hispanic men, women, and youths. It is both descriptive and prescriptive. The goal is criminal justice reform that is holistic, smart, and restorative. As an appeal, it calls upon religious institutions in the United States including the Black Church to intervene."
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Any difference? The Burden of Racism and Double Standards in the American Discourse...
Farewell Hon. Dick Gregory!!
The Center for Church and Prison, Inc. and its fans and supporters solute you! Rest in Peace!! Your memory, name and legendary acts will forever be remembered. We love you and will always do!
Dick Gregory speaking at The Center for Church and Prison, Inc. 2013 Conference on the War on Drugs Empowerment Dinner in Boston. ... See more
The Center for Church and Prison, Inc. is sad to hear of the passing of one of its greatest supporters: The Hon. Dick Gregory. Dick Gregory spoke at our 2013 Conference on The War on Drugs as our Empowerment Dinner Speaker. He was great, inspiring, wise, prophetic and insightful. He was a giant in the field of advocacy, social justice, equality and respect for human dignity. Farewell Hon. Dick Gregory, you were a blessing and a champion of human rights and justice. Your memory and name will live on forever in our consciousness. Rest in Peace!!! ... See more