In Birmingham/ England attending the British Society of Criminology 2018 conference at Birmingham City University. Lot of criminologists and criminal justice reform experts attending from across Europe, Africa and the U.S.. Just heard a presentation by criminologists prof. Ben Crewe (check out his work, very resourceful) speaking on the impacts of prisons and imprisonment. Prisons lead to: spiritual growth, a place of refuge, a place of contemplation and a place of rehabilitation. On the other hand, prison is a place of: separation, constraint, disruption and criminogenic behavior. ... See more
History is replete with the use of Holy Scriptures to enslave, discriminate, marginalized, incarcerate, murder etc. and Christianity is no different. However, we never expected to come to this in the 21st century for the Bible to be used to overtly detach a nursing baby from its mother because she is illegal and justified by the reading of Roman 13 of the Christian Scripture. What else should we expect?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-points-to-the-bible-in-defense-of-separating-immigrant-families/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bdb100498d11 ... See more
The attorney general made the remarks while discussing U.S. immigration policy with law enforcement.
This is historic. A right direction towards criminal justice reform across the nation. We really hope that other states will follow suit and become a wave surpassing the shift towards three-strikes and mandatory minimum sentences after California passed its draconian three-strikes you are out bill. Congratulations to all who fought to make it happen.
http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/04/gov_charlie_baker_signs_landma.html ... See more
Advocates cheered the passage of the most extensive reform of the Bay State's criminal justice system in years.