prison reform

Limiting Human Contact is Counterproductive

Limiting human contact for prisoners is counterproductive and un-Christian

By:  Joe Van Brussell (see attribution below) 

There is a disturbing trend in the United States toward limiting contact between incarcerated individuals and the outside world. For example, last month the state of New York began a pilot program that banned the direct shipment of food, household items and even books to prisoners, instead requiring senders to choose from the limited offerings of an expensive online vendor. Fortunately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo suspended the program after a public outcry, but it has not been formally canceled.Read More »Limiting Human Contact is Counterproductive