"It's about designing our laws, our court procedures and our prison systems on the basis of a clear-eyed and time-tested understanding of human nature — of man's predilection toward sin and his capacity for redemption — as well as an uncompromising respect for the fundamental dignity of the human person.
"Criminal justice reform, properly understood, is an invitation for principled conservatism at its best." ~ Sen. Mike Lee
Here at Liberty University, we believe that God is righteousness and mercy, and we reflect that in how we train our students in our criminal justice problem. We teach them to protect the righteous and hold the unrighteous accountable for their transgressions, but to show mercy to the prisoner, rehabilitating, restoring and reintegrating into society those who have paid their debt to society. This is not only good sense, but it is in the center of God's will:
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." ~ Luke 4:18-19