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Father_John Posted 5 days, 1 hour ago.   Favorite
Robert,

Robert, Of course, I am reading this. Gaining a Bishop's attention is no small feat. Pope Francis has called Life without Parole the 'Secret Death Penalty.' Prisoners call it Death by Arterial Sclerosis. In some ways, you could say it is an anachronism, something done in the wrong time. The days of casting a person into a deep dark dungeon of the castle, hidden from the eyes of the privileged, for a slow and agonizing death, is centuries past. Shackle-bound, starved and denied the sunlight describes segregated housing so well. The idea that people commit crimes with minds not yet mature, or minds twisted by the abuse of an adult world of perversions and the twisted self-pleasure of adults caring for them, in a real way explains how heinous crimes are committed by the young. After decades of conditioning and the psychological torture of incarceration, is this the same person who committed the original crime? What steps did society take to reform and rehabilitate that offender? I agree with you 100 percent that education is how God opens the door to what can be. Now families of victims will not agree with me. And I recognize punishment is necessary for the protection of society. But isn't there some middle ground where a second chance offers the offender the opportunity to demonstrate mental, emotional, and spiritual change? Education is a door to a new life whether inside or out. Lifelong education is the new standard by which humans stay relevant for their entire life. Many people stand with you saying such change is real and can be recognized within the system. My prayers are that people listen in this incarceration nation. Respects, John

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FrJohn Posted 1 week, 6 days ago.   Favorite
Something you said made me remember something someone said to me in jail with a straight face. I was asked, "Do you know why most people leave Jesus behind in jail?" I said, "No." The reply was, "So he is there when they get back." I did not laugh. After a pregnant uncomfortable pause, the fella laughed heartily. I don't think I will ever forget that moment. Of all the people I have ministered to over ten years, I know one who attends Church weekly. I'm talking one, of hundreds. Does this keep me from continuing to minister to those inside? No. In the world of steel and concrete, everyone who needs a non-judgmental listening ear, deserves to have just that. Now sometimes, the newly freed continue asking for guidance outside, but by text, or phone, or email. It takes someone who cares, for it to happen like that. Authenticity cannot be faked. Either a minister, ministers like Christ, or he or she does not. Unconditional love is hard to find and you will not find it in therapy or in the probation or parole system (or let me reword that, it is rare.) A minister can answer in clear language. Listening for God (at least for urgent needs) is a process most newly freed just don't have the time or aptitude for. I understand you see things from the inside out, but let me assure you, most people's perspectives shift once outside. I can't say why, only that I have observed it again and again. May God bless you in your endeavor to be that person getting out who is the same inside.

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jonnysmither Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago.   Favorite
this deviant haraszewski serving well over a hundred years in cali prison system for acute sex crimes against defenseless and innocent young children...this sex offender can say whatever he wants...he's in max security 'till he dies and I am enjoying valuable and blessed Freedom...his bad and disgusting habit of gaslighting and blame-shifting and persistently playing the "victim" at no time earns him ANY respect from anyone...his misery loves company...child predators get NO meaningful airtime from Me...say whatever you want duly convicted sex-offender...it won't ever unlock your door to Freedom...I'm waiting for your pseudo-intellectual, predicted response

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b.halling30@gmail.com Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago.   Favorite
Amber call me please

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