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Beyond Prisons

A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System

Lauraet Magnani, Harmon L. Wray


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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.

Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 9780800638320, 216pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006