The Bible Speaks on Prisons

What does the Bible say about prisons? First, the prison issue was at the top of Jesus’ moral agenda. He prioritized concern for the incarcerated at the beginning of his public ministry in his inaugural sermon in Nazareth (Luke 4:16-19). Toward the end of his...

A Pound And A Half of Flesh

In Alabama, if you are convicted of a felony and sent to prison, not only do you lose your freedom for the duration of your sentence, but you also lose your citizenship–even after you have served your term. In Alabama, and a few other states, even after you have...

Christmas Lesson: Death Penalty Fuels Crime

I am with a group of men in prison. We are in a seminar I have been leading for some weeks. Most are many years into serving life sentences. One young man, however, expects to be released soon. We get to talking about justice. “When we were outside,” the...