Episode Summary

In this episode, Caleb and Todd talk with Dominique DuBois Gilliard about the state of mass incarceration, how we got there, and what we can do moving forward.

Episode Notes

In this episode, Caleb and Todd talk with Dominique DuBois Gilliard about the state of mass incarceration, how we got there, and what we can do moving forward.

Guest Links

Dominique's website

Dominique on Twitter

Dominique on Instagram

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating For Justice That Restores

Links Mentioned

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Learner's Corner Recommended Resource

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What We Learned

Mass incarceration: a massive system of racial and social control; the process by which people are swept into the criminal justice system, branded criminals and felons, locked up for longer periods of time than other countries, and then they are released into permanent second-class citizen.

The state of mass incarceration

How did we get to where we are today?

  • School to prison pipeline
  • The handling of mental health
  • Private prisons
  • Immigration arrests

Justice is not about distributing punishment, but about reconciling and reintegration.

Restoration, not punishment, is at the heart of God's justice.

In restorative justice, crime is never only committed against an individual, but against the community.

Every church should be present in one of four ways:

  • Prevention
  • Ministry to the incarcerated
  • Ministry to the families of the incarcerated
  • Reentry process

What can the average person do?

  • Go visit a prison
  • Find your area of passion as it concerns this conversation
  • Volunteer to be a mentor for kids

Quotes to Tweet

"Our criminal justice system has devolved, not evolved." - Dominique DuBois Gilliard Click to Tweet

"Justice is not about distributing punishment, but about reconciling and reintegration." - Dominique DuBois Gilliard Click to Tweet

"Restoration, not punishment, is at the heart of God's justice." - Dominique DuBois Gilliard Click to Tweet

"In restorative justice, crime is never only committed against an individual, but against the community." - Dominique DuBois Gilliard Click to Tweet

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