Needed Reform

It’s time to talk more about prison? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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Chuck Colson had an uncanny way of bringing overlooked issues like prison reform to the public’s attention. C. S. Lewis said that the most dangerous ideas are those that are never questioned, and the ideas behind our country’s justice system should be questioned a lot more. After his time in prison, Chuck sought to find ways to treat convicts more like the image bearers they are. He understood that being “tough on crime” is no excuse for a "one size fits all" sentencing which balloons the prison population and treats prisoners as subhuman.

Prison Fellowship continues Chuck’s legacy today. In fact, they recently met with Congressional officials to talk policy on prison sentences and prisoner rehabilitation. We can’t just ask how to get bad guys off the street. We need to ask, "how do we return good citizens to our neighborhoods when possible?"

Come to, to read an article describing how Prison Fellowship is leading in this area. I’m John Stonestreet.

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