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‘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

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

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