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Prisoners have human dignity, Argentina’s bishops emphasize

March 18, 2016

Every prisoner retains his status as “a person, a son of God, and a member of the human family” and should retain access to the “goods essential to every person: food, worthy housing, health care, education, work, religion, family bonds, recreation and art,” the bishops of Argentina said in a Lenten pastoral statement.

Decrying prison overcrowding, solitary confinement, and “every form of institutional violence,” the bishops also called for a living wage for prison employees and urged Christian communities to offer support to families of the imprisoned.

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