Just as God never abandons us, so too we must be in covenant with one another. We are all sinners, and our response to sin and failure should not be abandonment and despair, but rather justice, contrition, reparation, and return or re-integration of all into the community.
USCCB 2000 pastoral statement, Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice
MCC Testimony 2011 - 2012
MCC Testimony 2013 - 2014
Medical Release of Terminally Ill Inmates (2013) (pdf)