Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Churches oppose prison emphasis

Canada's Church Council on Justice and Corrections, a coalition for justice reform that represents 11 of the largest Christian denominations, has written a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemning legislation that is expected to increase the number of convicts dramatically and require billions of dollars worth of prison construction.

Whitehorse Bishop Gary Gordon, formerly of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and experienced in prison chaplaincy, represents the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the council. In a letter to the Prime Minister, he asks that the government reconsider its position. You can read his letter here.
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