Faith-based prison would be the worst


Published: Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 12:05 a.m.
In response to the Sun's Nov. 24 story: "State opens the largest faith-based U.S. prison": Dear God, should I ever be convicted of a crime, I would pray to be sent to a Humanist, Buddhist, Hindu, Animist, or even atheist U.S. prison. Being sentenced to a Christian, er, "faith-based" prison would just be hell.
Does the opening of a "faith- and character-based" prison mean that we haven't been attempting to build good character during confinement? Either that we have not or have failed because we can't do so other than in the name of God, now, there's an indictment of the character of our faith and convictions.
Erich Kesse, Gainesville

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