4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform

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4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform


Time Magazine has a new article about why conservatives are embracing prison reform.  Remember the United States is the world’s leader in incarceration.  hard to understand in the “land of the free.”

according to the article here are four reasons Christian Conservatives are changing their attitude to jailing people for lengths of time that are seen as barbaric in the rest of the Western Industrialized world:
[H]ere are four ideas around which Christians – and non-Christians – from both the left and right are coming together.

Reform makes good financial sense. 

Reform reduces government’s role in our lives. 

Second Chances are Biblical. 

Thinking on “paying our debt to society” is shifting.

It’s time we began rethinking our prison policies and we accept gladly the support of the religious community in driving a reexamination of these polices.

See the article: Time


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