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Recommended Reading:

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, PhD, Philip E. DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith

Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice by Howard Zehr

Graterfriends a regular publication by The Pennsylvania Prison Society

Ministry with Prisoners and Families: The Way Forward by W. Wilson Goode Sr., Charles E. Lewis Jr., and Harold Dean Trulear

Reading the Bible with the Damned by Bob Ekblad

The Little Book of Biblical Justice: A Fresh Approach to the Bible’s Teaching on Justice by Chris Marshall

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Educational Resources:

Glossary of Criminal Justice Terms


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“Through a web of laws, regulations, and informal rules, all of which are powerfully reinforced by social stigma, [returning citizens] are confined to the margins of mainstream society and denied access to the mainstream economy.”

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow