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If They Knew What Was Good For Them

It has been the source of considerable humor and concern that a great many criminals have been set free because of the health concerns over the Coronavirus.  On the one hand, it is easy to see that those who might … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man:  A POW’s Searing Account Of War, Brutality And Forgiveness, by Eric Lomax Although I did not consciously intend it to happen, this book makes for an interesting selection to read in light of the book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Man Out

Last Man Out:  Surviving The Burma-Thailand Death Railway:  A Memoir, by H. Robert Charles It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese have not done a very good job at coming to terms with the horrors they inflicted on … Continue reading

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The Binding Of Satan In Revelation 20:1-3

What is it that Satan is trying to avoid?  We have looked at Satan’s behavior through the course of the Bible and what is consistent among them is the opposition and hostility to God and God’s people.  This occasionally mindless … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Prison

American Prison:  A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment, by Shane Bauer A lot of this book consists of the author’s attempts to troll a private prison firm by serving as an undercover $9/hr corrections officer at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander This is not a good book, but it is not as bad a book as it seems to want to be.  Admittedly, I am not the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding Mass Incarceration

Understanding Mass Incarceration:  A People’s Guide To The Key Civil Rights Struggle Of Our Time, by James Kilgore I have yet to read a single book that was labeled as a “people’s guide” or a “people’s history” that was ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tin Ticket

The Tin Ticket:  The Heroic Journey Of Australia’s Convict Women, by Deborah J. Swiss As someone who has read at least a little bit about Australia’s convict women, it is pretty clear that there was both something deeply problematic about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Floating Brothel

Floating Brothel:  The Extraordinary True Story Of An Eighteenth-Century Ship And Its Cargo Of Female Convicts, by Siân Rees Despite the somewhat tawdry aspect of the book’s title, this is a book that seeks to and generally succeeds at presenting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Prison: From The Beginning: A Pictorial History

The American Prison:  From The Beginning:  A Pictorial History, published by the American Correctional Association This is both a strange and a compelling pictorial history of American imprisonment, strange because it is rare for a profession to throw themselves under … Continue reading

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