Rethinking Incarceration

Advocating for Justice That Restores

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Dominique DuBois Gilliard
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic Press
    , February
     2018.
     240 pages.
     $18.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780830845293.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by V. Jacquette Rhoades forthcoming.

Description

The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. And the church has unwittingly contributed to the problem.

Dominique Gilliard explores the history and foundation of mass incarceration, examining Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion. He then shows how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles, offering creative solutions and highlighting innovative interventions. 

The church has the power to help transform our criminal justice system. Discover how you can participate in the restorative justice needed to bring authentic rehabilitation, lasting transformation, and healthy reintegration to this broken system.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice.

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