Untying the Hands of Justice

Post Date: August 7, 2013

What duty do people of faith have to prisoners? FAMM’s Molly Gill explores this question in her excellent piece in Sojourners magazine. Here’s an excerpt:

People who break the law deserve punishment, but the Bible limits it: It’s an eye for an eye, not a leg for an eye or a life for an eye. Mandatory minimum sentences too often require judges to take far more than is due. Passing the Justice Safety Valve Act would allow judges to punish enough, but not too much. Christians should champion this first step in sentencing reform. Our duty to care for prisoners extends far beyond the prison gates, all the way to the ballot box and the halls of Congress.