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June 30, 2021
Duty officers raise their hands in prayer at a Washington for Jesus rally, 1980. Source: RNS photo in Pearl.

Beginning in earnest in the 1980s, some Presbyterians began to engage with policing, prisons, and imprisoned people with the aim to radically transform the administration of punishment in the United States, to truly make out of a system of prisons a system of justice. General Assembly actions have tended, however, to palliate any potential offense...

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