A Catholic approach begins with the recognition that the dignity of the human person applies to both victim and offender. Placing prisons in remote areas diminishes contacts with close relatives and undermines the family connections that could aid in restoration, especially for young offenders.
Sometimes victims are "used" by the criminal justice system or political interests. Weapon Use. We Catholic bishops hope that these modest reflections will stimulate a renewed dialogue among Catholics and other people of good will on issues and actions regarding crime and criminal justice.
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We must ensure that the incarcerated have access to these sacraments. June 6, at pm. As people of faith and as citizens, we are called to become involved in civil society and to advocate for policies that reflect our values. This effort will require adequate federal, state, and local resources for prevention and treatment for substance abusers.
Sadly, racism often shapes American attitudes and policies toward crime and criminal justice. Many of these immigrants have become valuable members of their communities. Finally, quality education must be available for all children to prepare them for gainful employment, further education, and responsible citizenship.
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We believe that it is God who ultimately judges a person's motivation, intention, and the forces that shaped that person's actions. In the United States, history tells us that the prison system was, in some ways, built on a moral vision of the human person and society—one that combined a spiritual rekindling with punishment and correction.
Encourage schools, churches, and neighborhood centers to teach conflict resolution, especially to children, as a way to reduce tension and violence. These programs need to be made available at correctional institutions regardless of the level of security and be offered, to the extent possible, in the language of prisoners.
The data published by BJS track with those findings.