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Imprisonment and Torture

[377] Instead of long imprisonment an early rehabilitation of the offender is to be aimed at. During the imprisonment is to be paid attention to sufficient response and, if necessary, pastoral and/or therapeutic backing. The obligation to non-profit work or the restriction of the radius of action from at home with electronic aids can represent a useful alternative to the imprisonment.

[378] The imprisonment conditions are to be arranged humanely. To aim at are single cells, the access to a pastor (including service) and a psychologist, sufficient visiting hours, free yard exercise, avoidance of criminality of the prisoners among themselves, flawless food, hygienic conditions, admission to sufficient information, education and therapy possibilities and if applicable further facilitations of imprisonment.

[379] The religion of love centres love and devotion concerning the treatment of offenders. Here spiritual interests are not to come off badly. It is important that the offenders develop their personality to the positive. There may be, however, unfortunate cases that do not want to develop. The advantages of a change are to be clarified then again and again.

[1394] In the assessment of possible offences, the thought of punishment has to fade into the background and the thought of help has to come to the fore. Penalties do usually not improve the situation, if go without the removal of the causes. Although not all shortcomings can be remedied as long as certain circumstances must be tolerated as immutable, but the direction of impact must be to remedy the problems occurred.

[1395] It applies to use the whole range of available possibilities. That means to show also there astringence and rigorousness, where it is indicated. It is important always to show the best way, even if someone (still) does not want to go it. It must be the way of development that gives someone the insight to achieve a worthwhile goal and to find happiness and fulfilment, even if the implementation only looms.

[395] Each form of torture is to be rejected as beneath human dignity. It can help in the torture to call L or to imagine the world into that L appoints one as recompense for the suffered torture. Prayers, even if they are pre-formulated, may likewise help. L is very close to us in this time, but we must always remember that we live in a probation world and that L compensates everything.

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