Speaker: Incarceration ‘a central moral challenge of our time’

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service | November 1, 2020

Former Stoneleigh Fellow Danielle Sered spoke during a recent Catholic Mobilizing Network restorative justice meeting on the four pillars that should guide responses to violence. 

Incarceration is “a central moral challenge of our time,” said Danielle Sered, the founding director of the restorative justice organization Common Justice.

“No nation in human history has jailed as many people as the United States has today,” she said.

Sered, speaking Oct. 29 during the Catholic Mobilizing Network’s three-day meeting on restorative justice issues, said the question now is “whether we will continue to allow this practice of mass caging to define who we are.”

She outlined four “pillars” that should “guide all of our responses to violence.”

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