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DOJ prison reforms aim to turn convicts into productive citizens

By Evan Wilt
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Prison | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new initiatives today aimed at reducing the population of America’s 2.2 million prisoners and…

From peddling dope to pleasing Jesus

By Sophia Lee
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Religion | Drug-dealer-turned-pastor reflects on a life of miracles bestowed to bring God glory

Pursuing earthly justice, coming up short

By Laura Finch
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Crime | Made famous by a Netflix true crime docudrama, lawyer Dean Strang reflects on eternal justice—the only kind anyone can count on

California jail escapees back in custody thanks to watchful resident

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Police recaptured two inmates who escaped from a Southern California jail and had been on the run for over a week. A tip this morning from a woman who saw the…

Midday Roundup: Teacher arrested for helping California convicts escape

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Inside job. Police have arrested five people in connection with last weekend’s escape from the Central Men’s Jail in southern California. Investigators…

Task force: America needs prisons that work

By Evan Wilt
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Prison | WASHINGTON—A bipartisan congressional task force on Tuesday recommended reforms to reduce the federal prison population by 60,000 and save taxpayers more…

Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini tells how he survived prison in Iran

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Saeed speaks. On Monday night, Fox News aired Pastor Saeed Abedini’s first public interview since being released from captivity in Iran, where he was…

High court hears death penalty and sentencing guideline cases

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court justices, divided on what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, recently heard oral arguments in cases about the death penalty and…

Prison education cuts recidivism, but who should pay for it?

By Wayne Stender
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Corrections | In absence of state funding, private donors are stepping in to support a movement by Cornell University to educate prison inmates and cut recidivism. Since…

Kentucky prison bans pastor over biblical stance on sexuality

Kentucky prison bans pastor over biblical stance on sexuality

By Sarah Padbury
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Prison | The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) revoked the volunteer credentials of a pastor who had a long history of ministering to detained youth…

Christian prison reformers applaud plan to give inmates Pell Grants

By Abby Reese
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Prison | Prisoners may soon be eligible for federal aid to pay for college under a new Obama administration initiative. The program would allow prisoners access to…

NYC ends bail system that unfairly affects poor defendants

By Jae Wasson
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Prison | Kalief Browder, 22, spent three years in New York City’s Rikers Island jail because he couldn’t afford bail. Last month, he killed himself, possibly…

 
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