By Richard C. Goode,Will D. Campbell
Replicating the firsthand nature of Will Campbell’s unique Katallagete assortment, twenty new essays pull again the veil on today’s prison-industrial advanced. The plea all through this assortment isn't for a few greater, extra innovative establishment to distinct justice. really, the invitation is to listen to from voices of expertise how the approach capabilities, hearken to what the establishment does to these locked in its cells, give some thought to what an execution comprises, and, most significantly, reflect on the scandalous name to be in reconciled group with these whom society discards and the process silences. Our tale is that there are neither strong nor undesirable humans, neither felon nor loose global. we're all one.
“Back in 1973, Will Campbell observed that our retributive justice process used to be an affront to the gospel of Jesus Christ. 4 a long time later, ten instances as many folks are at the back of bars, and hundreds of thousands of others were classified ‘convicted felons’ for all times. the single energy nice adequate to beat our prison-industrial complicated is the ability that raised Jesus from the useless. Thank God, that strength is alive and well—both in those essays and in our world.”
—Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, writer of "The Awakening of Hope"
“The paintings of Campbell and Goode has extra highbrow rigor, ethical integrity, artistic originality, and religious ardour than whatever i've got encountered in my 13 years of doing criminal paintings . . . learn those testimonials and you'll by no means back ask yourself why someone should still care concerning the lives of these incarcerated.”
—Jody Lewen, govt Director of the felony collage undertaking and Director of Patten collage at San Quentin
“This selection of essays offers more than a few voices and demanding views on America’s approach of mass incarceration. Its amazing strengths comprise the considerate items by means of incarcerated women and men and the historic viewpoint received by means of together with older essays with fresh scholarship. This publication makes a transparent, sincere, and shrewdpermanent case for radical reappraisal of the perform of imprisonment. It merits a large viewers between those that care approximately violence and justice.”
—Rebecca Ginsburg, Director of the schooling Justice venture, college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Will D. Campbell was once a Baptist preacher in Taylor, Louisiana, for 2 years sooner than taking the location of Director of non secular lifestyles on the college of Mississippi from 1954 to 1956. pressured to go away the collage due to his ardent Civil Rights participation, Campbell served at the nationwide Council of church buildings as a race kinfolk advisor. Campbell labored heavily with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and Andrew younger towards improving race family members. Campbell’s Brother to a Dragonfly earned him the Lillian Smith Prize, the Christopher Award, and a countrywide ebook Award nomination. The joyful River gained a first-prize award from the buddies of yank Writers in 1982. His works have additionally received a Lyndhurst Prize and an Alex Haley Award.
Richard Goode is Professor of background at Lipscomb collage. He edited Will Campbell’s Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance (Cascade, 2010) and authored with Will Campbell Crashing the Idols (Cascade, 2010).
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And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled by Richard C. Goode,Will D. Campbell