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How To Transform Prisons Into Healing Centers

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Host Naimah Latif

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The modern day prison is based on a mistaken belief system that some people are willfully hurting others and that causing them pain for the pain they brought to others will pay them back for the hurt they caused and will be a deterrent to future acts of injury to others. If that actually worked, we would have seen a decrease in the prison population rather than an increase. So, let’s decide to create an institution based on a correct understanding: hurt people hurt people. If someone commits a wrong it is either out of ignorance or fear of being hurt. People need counseling and therapy, a place to go for healing of the soul. Not a place to be beaten by prison guards and locked into a steel cage. How do we turn our prisons into healing centers

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