Place of Redemption: A Christian Approach to Punishment and Prison

Place of Redemption A Christian Approach to Punishment and Prison The prison population in England and Wales in reached its highest level ever recorded It is almost double what it was in and one of the highest in Western Europe We now have particularly hi

  • Title: Place of Redemption: A Christian Approach to Punishment and Prison
  • Author: The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
  • ISBN: 9780860123934
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • The prison population in England and Wales in 2004 reached its highest level ever recorded It is almost double what it was in 1991, and one of the highest in Western Europe We now have particularly high numbers of women, black people, young people and even the elderly behind bars Suicide in prison is up 40%, drug use is widespread and access to education and rehabilitaThe prison population in England and Wales in 2004 reached its highest level ever recorded It is almost double what it was in 1991, and one of the highest in Western Europe We now have particularly high numbers of women, black people, young people and even the elderly behind bars Suicide in prison is up 40%, drug use is widespread and access to education and rehabilitation programmes is being cut On some prison wings slopping out has been brought back Our prisons are a public disgrace Christian anthropology makes clear that this offends against human dignity and the common good The Catholic Church is committed to justice, mercy, the rights of the individual in society and not least hope and redemption This important new publication has been prepared as a significant contribution of the Roman Catholic Church in this country to a situation which is already a crisis but which could turn into a disaster This book, from the Department of Christian Responsibility Citizenship of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, will be of interest to all those interested in the dignity of the human being not just from a religious perspective but in a way to appeal to all people of good will There are many reforming agencies in the UK the Howard League, The Bridge but this book also takes the form of a plea to government and to all those in authority who are concerned with our prison services.

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