Professor focuses on dignity of jail inmates

Derek Jeffreys, professor of religion and philosophy at UW-Green Bay, appears on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek. (WCWF)

WCWF) --This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by Derek Jeffreys, a professor of religion and philosophy at UW-Green Bay.

Jeffreys is the author of a new book, "America's Jails: The Search for Human Dignity in an Age of Mass Incarceration."

On the show, Jeffreys will talk about several issues involving jails in the United States.

Jeffreys will also discuss some ways he thinks jails can be improved and the importance of dignity.

"A person has value regardless of who they are or what they've done or what their family thinks they are. This is a very important concept in religion. It's a very important concept, I think, in our constitution and our Declaration of Independence," Jeffreys said.

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.