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Alexander McLean: Imprisoned potential: Restoring hope and dignity to the justice system – W/Evaluation Form

Alexander McLean: Imprisoned potential: Restoring hope and dignity to the justice system

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You can learn a lot about the character of a country by its jails. Alexander McLean tells of the subhuman treatment he witnessed in African prisons—conditions so brutal that he founded a distance-learning organization that empowers prisoners to fight for their own rights. But the larger question he asks relates not just to Africa: “If as a society we say that someone who has stolen will always be a thief, what skills and gifts and talents do we miss out on?”

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