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Quaker Culture: Prisons

London Yearly Meeting
On Captivity (January 2018)
Quaker Culture

The terrible sufferings of our forefathers in the prisons of the seventeenth century have given us as a people a special interest in the management of prisons and the treatment of crime. . . [There is] much work still to be done, in creating a right understanding of the nature and causes of crime, and in emphasizing the need for redemptive treatment rather than retributive punishment.

London Yearly Meeting (1959)

Prison Reform London Crime Punishment Law

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