Mary, Mother of Captives,
give us your compassion for those in prison.
Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.
Soften the hard of heart, the captives of anger.
Free the innocent, parole the trustworthy.
Awaken the repentance that restores hope.
May prisoner’s families persevere in their love.
Jesus, heal the victims of crime, they live with the scars.
Lift to eternal peace those who die.
Grant victim’s families the forgiveness that heals.
Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who judge.
Instill prudence and patience in those who guard.
Make those in prison ministry bearers of your light.
For all of us are in need of your mercy!
Since 1973, in the US:
20,000 innocents have been murdered by tose KNOWN murderers tat we have allowed to murder, again,- recidivist murderers
500,000 innocents have been murdered by those known criminals that we have allowed to harm, again – recidivist criminals
rapes and robberies are at a much, much higher levels
Catechism & State Protection