US Senate Passes Landmark Bill on Prison Reform Posted on December 20, 2018January 1, 2019 by cliebermanWith the United States Senate passing a landmark bill on prison reform, we share this video in which the Rebbe addresses the most obvious and fundamental question that’s at stake:What’s the point of Prison? While the modern legal system has prisons at the core of its establishment, the Torah never features prison as a form of punishment, even as a deterrent. This, because the idea of locking someone up is antithetical to the nature of humanity.According to the Torah, a person was put on this earth for a purpose. Withholding one’s ability to achieve that purpose is the most inhumane treatment they can possibly suffer.We’re responsible to make sure that criminals are helped in their lives, rehabilitating them to a productive life in a moral and just society. We must ensure that prison acts not just as a punishment, but as an opportunity for positive growth.