Reflection

How Do We Address Mass Incarceration?

Reflective questions and discussion topics to engage with the action items Jeannie Alexander provides in the Encounter.

How Do We Address Mass Incarceration?

Reflective questions and discussion topics to engage with the action items Jeannie Alexander provides in the Encounter.


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Reflection Questions and Discussion Topics
 

  • One of Jeannie Alexander's suggestions to address mass incarceration is to start models of restorative justice within the church. If you are a part of a church community, how can you create models of justice that Alexander is suggesting? What would it look like to think of justice in a new way?
     
  • Alexander also talks about justice circles - what do you think a justice circle looks like? How can you create justice circles?
     
  • Did you know about voting restrictions for convicted felons? If not, you can learn more here.
     
  • If people who are imprisoned and many on probation cannot vote, how can we exercise our political voice in the best way to support their needs? 
     
  • What are some arguments you would use to tell others about the problems with our justice system and to show them that the U.S. has a mass incarceration problem?
     
  • Alexander talks about how imprisonment affects communities and families - what kind of models of justice would serve families and communities in better ways?
     

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