Prison wrong way to treat drug addiction

3 Iowa bishops support sentencing reform

Mandatory-minimum sentences hinder judicial discretion, cause federal prison overcrowding. read more »

May 07, 2015


National Week of Engagement launched

Campus, community groups around U.S. educating about institutions’ complicity in prison industrial complex. read more »

April 24, 2015

Important dates to circle

April promises to be a busy month

April 14 national call to abolish the death penalty; April 30 Twitter chat on mass incarceration. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 13, 2015

Congressional symposium on criminal-justice reform

United Methodist social-justice agency’s Walker to make introductory remarks

Cong. Davis, Trulear will kick off Exodus Foundation March 26 event targeting mass incarceration, racial disparities and recidivism. read more »

March 25, 2015

Civil-rights story is not complete

'Vital Conversations' addresses mass incarceration

‘We still judge individuals more on color of their skin than by content of their character.’ read more »

by Barbara Michelman
on March 25, 2015

Break the chains

We’re building a movement to end mass incarceration

Next big step is happening at Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 17-20. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on March 16, 2015

Freedom from captivity

A vital part of Jesus’ ministry to remember during Lent

Call to set free the oppressed has never been timelier as we live in the most incarcerated nation in the world. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on March 09, 2015

Interfaith coalition urges transformational change to U.S. criminal justice system

The Interfaith criminal Justice Coalition has sent a letter to Congress urging transformational reform to the criminal justice system. The coalition outlines three key reforms: Fixing the Federal Bureau of Prisons Crisis, Establishing Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color, and Investing in Human Potential to Ensure Public Safety. ​... read more »

Posted by Kara Gotsch on March 04, 2015

Interfaith coalition urges transformational change to U.S. criminal-justice system

Organizations representing many millions of people of faith and goodwill in the United States wrote to Sens. Charles Grassley and Patrick Leahy of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and Reps. John Conyers and Robert Goodlatte of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee last week to express concern for the... read more»

March 03, 2015

Lent — A time to set the prisoners free

As we are now in a time of Lent leading us to Easter Sunday it is right for us to reflect not only on Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, but his life and ministry as well. As we do, we recall that Jesus’ ministry began with the powerful words... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 02, 2015

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