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There can be endless debate over the legitimacy of the death penalty or whether recreational drugs should be illegal, but where there is little room for argument is that the sentencing is racially biased. Despite our nation's constitutional promise of liberty, equality, and justice for all, our corrections system is rife with inequitable sentencing and enforcement, racial and ethnic profiling, and deplorable jail and prison conditions and treatment. In our effort to create a more equitable and just society for all people, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) encourages Unitarian Universalist congregations to engage in organizing, education, and advocacy toward a corrections system driven by compassionate justice, rather than retribution.

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