One thing I’ve noticed with Christians in prison. Not all of them, but I would say probably the majority. They use it as a device to make themselves feel better about what they’ve done in their lives. Instant “forgiveness” by just reciting some magic words and reading a book. I don’t know if it’s right to want to escape your guilt. I don’t want to escape mine for what I did. I’m not even sure I deserve the type of automatic forgiveness that Christians are always talking about. And what about people, the majority of them in prison, who accept this forgiveness and then don’t change? They go on to commit the same crimes again, hurt people again. I think we all need to look more deeply about what forgiveness means and how it affects prisoners. Forgiving oneself seems very very easy to me. It’s much harder to truly accept responsibility and change. That should be the focus.