Heather Rice-Minus, director of government affairs at Prison Fellowship®, joined Values & Capitalism's Meredith Schultz to discuss the core principles of restorative criminal justice reform and how Christians should act to advance it. Justice reform is a bipartisan issue in which the Church needs to be a partner and leader.
A version of the following post originally appeared on the Justice Fellowship website.
It was the most unlikely—and remarkable—of alliances.
An Episcopalian priest sat on a panel with a recovering alcoholic. The progressive-liberal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shared the stage with a Republican strategist.
Can you believe abandoning a snowmobile in a life-threatening blizzard or digging up arrowheads can result in criminal charges?
These are a few unfortunate examples of “overcriminalization.”
New criminal laws that do not include a criminal intent requirement and the duplication of federal criminal laws that already exist at the state level have made it impossible for reasonable citizens to know all the criminal laws and regulations that could land them in jail or prison.