Tag: prisoners

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    A growing movement is renewing calls to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns about the treatment of detainees. “We need to understand what detention centers of that sort do to the moral fabric and psychic fabric of a soul. They are killing,” says Nancy Sherman, author of The Untold War. More

    September 6, 2013 | 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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    “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