‘Crime, Punishment & Redemption’

Interfaith special Oct. 5 on CBS TV network

Program shows how faith communities helping persons put lives back together after incarceration. read more »

October 02, 2014

Savings could make communities safer

Reinvest in law enforcement, crime prevention priorities

CBO says Smarter Sentencing Act would reduce federal-prison costs by $4.36 billion over 10 years. read more »

October 02, 2014

Ministry for formerly incarcerated

General Board of Higher Education Emerging Ministry Grants

‘Seeds of Grace’ in West Ohio, ‘Labor for Lancaster (Pa)’ receive $2,500 each for deacons’ programs. read more »

by Nicole Burdakin
on October 02, 2014

Northern Illinois Healing Communities training

Neighborhood UMC, Maywood, to host Sept. 27 event

Teaches churches to use existing resources to become ‘Stations of Hope’ for persons affected by criminal-justice system. read more »

August 25, 2014

A summer for smarter sentencing, 2nd chances

Advocate to stop mass incarceration

2 crucial reform measures to reduce sentences in low-level drug cases and aid people coming home from prison still pending. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on August 15, 2014

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

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