In the Bible, freedom is always more than a simple choice or the absence of coercion.
Legislative action may be slow, but a new consensus is emerging: massive incarceration is unsustainable, both morally and financially.
To Robert Ferguson, Calvinist roots lead European-Americans to see all punishments meted out to humans as righteous. Yet ultimate blame for our prisons is our own.
The Geneva Convention forbids excessive use of solitary confinement. Yet the U.S. persists in using it as punishment.