January-February 2022: A Place of Redemption – A Christian Approach to Punishment and Prison

Located in the Parish Library: Current themes 49

A Place of Redemption: A Christian Approach to Punishment and Prison by Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales

Nobody wants to know about prison. It is the concern of those behind bars, those who detain them, the members of their families, and a handful of campaigners and professionals. But as a society the rest of us want, metaphorically, to throw away the key. Yet the issue is not without outside scrutiny.

 This book brings together the theological challenge – even criminals are redeemable – with the bleak sociology of repeat offenders and their families and signs of hope in ways which we can all work for better results from a prisoner system blighted by undervaluation.