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Being away from support systems is especially hard on juvenile offenders, who need family and community support. This problem is particularly acute for inmates convicted of federal offenses and for state prisoners serving their sentences out of state. We support steps to educate, train, evaluate, and counsel peace officers, consistent with a culture of life. And in California well over five hundred people are on death row. Just as God never abandons us, so too we must be in covenant with one another.

Our dignity, rights, and responsibilities are lived out in relationship with others, and primary among these is the family. Dorsey denied any deliberate attempt to target conservatives, or promote liberals, during more than four hours of questioning. Recently enacted laws have resulted in the tripling of the number of non-citizens incarcerated and awaiting deportation, including women and minors. But the victim's need to be heard and to be healed are not really addressed.

Our dignity rights and responsibilities

Making a serious commitment to confront the pervasive role of addiction and mental illness in crime. According to a National Institute of Justice report, at the time of their arrest two-thirds of adults and half of juveniles tested positive for at least one drug.

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Besides the physical wounds some victims suffer, all victims experience emotional scars that may never fully heal. We now turn our attention to our Catholic tradition and examine how it might help frame our nation's responses to crime. Socio-economic factors such as extreme poverty, discrimination, and racism are serious contributors to crime. The principle of participation is especially important for victims of crime.

The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was temporarily suspended from Twitter, sat in the front row of the Senate hearing, and interrupted Rubio. It is only when problems become too large or the common good is clearly threatened that larger institutions are required to help. Our criminal justice system should punish offenders and, when necessary, imprison them to protect society.

Restorative justice also reflects our values and tradition. At least one third of inmates are jailed for drug-related crimes. Our faith calls us to hold people accountable, to forgive, and to heal. For us, crime and the destruction it brings raise fundamental questions about the nature of personal responsibility, community, sin, and redemption. We begin with a belief in the existence of a natural moral law that resides within the hearts of individuals and within the life of the community.