Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Christian Education in Prison

I miss San Angelo, sometimes. One of the most recent reasons is

This Link, where the paper says:

"Tom Green County commissioners have signed off on a proposal to build a privately operated "faith-based" prison, billed as the first of its kind in bringing institutionalized Christianity into the cellblock.

"Proponents say the prison, run by employees with a "Christian world view," would help criminals learn to be law-abiding citizens. They say it would help reduce the number of Texas inmates, believed to be as high as 40 percent, who eventually return to jail."

The state doesn't want to get involved in this, because they view it as a violation of the separation between church and state. I can understand their concern on that level, but I can't help but wonder if a voluntary program like that, with enough incentives, could work itself out. Something where the inmates would get to go outside, for a bit for a sermon on the mount type thing, maybe... That way you're not forcing them to go, and you get what you want.

I don't know, it's possible...

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