It is about time someone challenged the entrenched :“for profit” prison system, especially in Pennsylvania, where a “kid for cash scandal” broke out in the so-called “justice system” back in 2008. In 2008, judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella were accused of accepting money in return for imposing harsh adjudications on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers.
I am appalled at the number of professing Christians who think that prison is the answer for everything and anything (along with dropping tons of high explosive ordinance on innocent civilians). You cannot find me one verse in the Bible where God directly commands us as human beings to incarcerate another human being.
Yet so-called “Christians” have been doing this for over a millenia.
This is good stuff, reasonable, and thoughtful. The cost of incarceration for minor crimes only benefits one group of people - rich Capitalist thugs who don’t give a rat’s rear end about how many lives they destroy, as long as they make money.