Criminal Justice issues form one of the primary focuses of FCWPP’s legislative work in Washington state, based in part because of the long-standing tradition among Friends to engage in prison visitation and advocate for prison and criminal justice reform. I was very pleased, therefore, to receive this month’s (March 2012) Friends Journal with its focus on crime and punishment that may be of special interest to Washington Friends because it provides excellent coverage on both our Quaker history in criminal justice reform and current practices and concerns. Above all I would like to encourage Friends to subscribe to the FJ, but it is also possible to read it on line. Articles from the March edition will be available on line in April. We’ll let you know when they are posted. Please consider taking time to read these interesting and inspiring articles.
Tom Ewell, Clerk