Resolution Calling for the Abolition of For-Private Prisons

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Categories: Booklets & Journals and eBook Collection.
Publication Dates: 2003.
Publisher(s): Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Subject(s): Advocacy, Business and economics, Criminal justice (administration of) - United States, Prisons, and Social ethics.
Format(s): Booklet Bound and E-Book.

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    This resolution was developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and includes an analysis of the arguments for and against for-profit private prisons. The report as a whole was approved by the 215th General Assembly 2003 for church-wide study and implementation. It makes clear that private prisons are not an economic but a deep religious and ethical issue, a cornerstone of our collective work to put justice back into the so-called criminal justice system.