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Money Can’t Buy Me Love?

Burnside, Jonathan
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Relational Justice Bulletin. 19: 1-3. Relationships Foundation. Downloaded 30 March 2004.

Jonathan Burnside begins this article from a foundational perspective that justice must allow for and foster growth, healing, and the possibility of restored relationships. This, he says, is because justice is transformative and not a static state. He points to Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) near Columbus, Ohio, as an example of this. MCI, under the visionary leadership of Warden Christine Money, has created unique relational programs for prisoners and their families, as well as opportunities for outside volunteers who support its work, especially through faith-based initiatives. At MCI , concludes Burnside, relationships are key, and there is punishment with justice.


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