Tag: prison ministry

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    “We are locking people up in solitary confinement to prevent this violent behavior, and in fact it may actually instigate—because of the impact on their mental health—even more violent behavior,” says Heather Rice-Minus, a senior policy advisor for Justice Fellowship. More

    February 28, 2014 | Comments

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    “Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind in the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again once you’ve been branded a felon,” says Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison. More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    “These are safe men. Not only will they not create conflict and violence in your community, they can help resolve it,” says Jacques Verduin. His program in San Quentin prison is helping inmates deal with the emotional pain at the root of their criminal behavior. More

    May 10, 2013 | Comments

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    “The houses are not just ‘given’ to the families,” says Dr. Brenda Williams, “They have to work for it. They have to earn it.” She and her husband have been using their own money to provide homes to disadvantaged families. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “As chaplains we absorb people’s sadness, their brokenness, their depth of spiritual despair,” says Dennis Gibbs, an Episcopal chaplain at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. “In many ways we hold for these inmates what they cannot hold for themselves.” More

    June 18, 2010 | Comments

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    This Grammy-nominated singer who has performed for presidents and prisoners says "music has been one of the languages I talk to God in and God speaks to me in."

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

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    “I feel that some crimes warrant the death penalty… Jonathan didn’t deserve life, he deserved what he got. The fact that I had forgiven him didn’t change what he had done,” says Paula Kurland, who forgave the man who murdered her daughter. More

    May 16, 2003 | Comments