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Prison Reform: A Torah Perspective on the American Crisis

@inproceedings{Yanklowitz2007PrisonRA,
  title={Prison Reform: A Torah Perspective on the American Crisis},
  author={Shmuly Yanklowitz},
  year={2007}
}
Introduction Shocked and dismayed only months after visiting European concentration camps, I now found myself walking throughout former African slave cells in Ghana where captured civilians were sent to American soil for purchase. I had read Jewish literature on the horrors of slavery and genocide, but on the issue of basic incarceration, I found myself clueless to offer a traditional explanation. Does the Jewish tradition justify or support any type of incarceration? What was the role of… 
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