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Verduin: ‘We are in a trance about how we imprison people’

Verduin: ‘We are in a trance about how we imprison people’

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the author of Crime and Punishment, once said, “There’s only one thing I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.”

Inmates sentenced to life in prison, Jacques Verduin said, are the ultimate “other,” the most forsaken population in American society. They have only had the opportunity to become worthy of their sufferings since the emergence of programs like the Insight Prison Project and Insight-Out — both of which Verduin founded — which foster rehabilitation and self-development.