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3-day prison immersion

Focuses on U.S.’s unjust mass incarceration

Social-justice agency, Horizon Prison Initiative cooperate in program to address faith’s role as agent for prison change. read more »

by Leigh Finnegan
on July 22, 2014

Retroactive reduction in drug sentences approved

U.S. Sentencing Commission votes unanimously for change

Federal judges authorized to reduce sentences beginning November 2015, if Congress allows guidelines change to stand. read more »

July 22, 2014

Listening to the ‘Blues Brothers’

The walls of the Chillicothe (Ohio) Correctional Institution are imposing to say the least. Lined with barbed wire and bookended by guard towers, clearly these walls are meant to separate, punish and silence the men inside. In the United States today, more than 2.5 million adults are imprisoned behind walls like... read more »

Posted by Leigh Finnegan on July 21, 2014

Vulnerability: A God who sees

The General Board of Church & Society teamed with the Horizon Prison Initiative to create a three-day prison immersion program at Chillicothe (Ohio) Correctional Institution that involved persons in prison ministry interacting with prisoners. Last week clergy and laity from across the country gathered in Chillicothe, Ohio, for a three-day... read more »

Posted by Leigh Finnegan on July 14, 2014

Apply new sentencing guidelines to prisoners

Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition sends letter to U.S. Sentencing Commission

Those serving sentences under current guideline system also in need of retroactive relief. read more »

July 11, 2014

Prayers for those in solitary

Faith leaders deliver 100s of prayers from people across U.S.

Anniversary of historic California prisoners hunger strike commented by vigils, tweets. read more »

July 11, 2014

43 attend Healing Communities seminar

St. Mark, Dellrose UMCs prison-minstry teams host event in Wichita, Ks.

Information presented on housing and other referrals, voting, letter-writing, expunging criminal record. read more »

July 03, 2014

No more solitary confinement prisons

Call Attorney General Holder June 26

Answer to problem of mass incarceration is not building even more prisons. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on June 25, 2014

‘Virulent crisis’ of mass incarceration

National Council of Churches ‘Unity Gathering’ issues call to action

First national meeting in more than three years focuses on crucial national issues. read more »

June 25, 2014

Call Attorney General Holder and Tell Him No More Solitary Confinement!

We have supermax prisons that are not filled. Why are we building more? Sure beats the heck out of me! Unbelievably, the federal government is planning to expand its supermax prison beds at a time when there is no need for more beds, and when the nation is waking up... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 25, 2014

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