Tag: Prison

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    The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Justice Scalia reminded the Court that many states allow it and “the American people…have decided that’s the rule.” But Justice Ginsburg suggested such sentencing makes a juvenile “a throw-away person.” More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments (11)

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    At the central jail in Bhopal, India, the prison superintendent says a yoga program calms the jail’s atmosphere and speeds the release of inmates. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments (8)

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    “Faith-based organizations, as a matter of public policy, have been designated first-responder by default. But they’re being asked to do it with no resources,” according to Rev. Eugene Williams. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments (2)

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    “I’m doing the best I can to live out my faith as I understand it,” says Episcopal priest and Vanderbilt University chaplain Becca Stevens. “Love is the most powerful force for social change.” More

    August 13, 2010 | Comments (16)

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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 (7)

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    Five Supreme Court justices have agreed that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment forbids sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed. More

    May 21, 2010 | Comments (3)

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    For this Grammy-nominated singer and Seventh-day Adventist pastor, music is a ministry and “the most powerful way of impressing the human mind with hope.” More

    November 24, 2009 | Comments (6)

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    In inner cities across the United States, high numbers of African-American men are caught up in the criminal justice system. It’s costly to keep them in prison, and it’s also costly to the communities they leave behind. More

    May 22, 2009 | Comments (11)

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    Tim DeChristopher is a devoted environmentalist who purposely broke the law in an attempt to save land in Utah. Some believe that since he committed a crime, he should be punished. Others think breaking the law was the right thing to do in this situation.

    March 20, 2009 | Comments (10)

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    The US is the only Western democracy that still sentences youthful offenders to life in prison without parole for serious crimes. But there is growing resistance to that.

    January 30, 2009 | Comments (47)

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