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Charles Colson

Chairman of the American Prison Fellowship Ministries, former White House aide to Richard Nixon and Watergate co-conspirator

What the experts have shown is that crime is caused by the lack of moral training during the morally formative years. There has to be a moral solution, a transformation of the individual. [Colson claims that a prisoner support program he runs reduces the recidivism rate to five percent from a national average of over 40 percent.]

Feb. 8, 2001 - quoted in "Charity is not the government's job" by Larry Elder, Creator's Syndicate Ind.