Recommended Reading


Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by Domnique DuBois Gilliard

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

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

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

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

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

Reading the Bible with the Damned by Bob Ekblad


Graterfriends (a regular newsletter by The Pennsylvania Prison Society)


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