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Social-justice agency expresses concern over Sandra Bland’s death

The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church grieves the death while in police custody of Sandra Bland of Waller County, Texas, a recent employee of Prairie View A&M University. Ms. Bland’s family and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she... read more»

July 21, 2015

#FreeFamilies

Take a selfie to help end family detention

Families should not be indefinitely detained in subpar conditions — but it is happening nonetheless! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 10, 2015

‘Breaking Down the Box’

Free 40-minute documentary on solitary confinement

National Religious Campaign Against Torture releases video in time for Torture Awareness Month viewings. read more »

June 17, 2015

Faith Leaders influencing debate

Drug maximum-minimum sentences under bipartisan scrutiny

Faith community uniquely positioned to provide moral vision needed to address mass incarceration. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on June 08, 2015

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

#PrisonDivest

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

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