“Remember that you were slaves in Egypt…”
Happy Passover! The title of this post comes from Deuteronomy 16:12. Hadar Aviram at the California Corrections Crisis blog has posted an excellent list of Passover hopes, applying the holiday’s theme of freedom to the realities of the twenty-first century American criminal justice system. Just a few:
May those of us who work in corrections be free to do a correctional job that respects our safety and the human dignity of the people entrusted to our care.
May those of us within walls be free from prison rape and abuse.
May those of us within walls be free from boredom, narcotics, the endless chatter on TV.
May we be free to choose education, vocational programs, and avenues of life within walls that will help us rebuild bridges with our loved ones outside upon our release.