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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…

Midday Roundup: Dogs pick up fresh scent in hunt for escapees

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hot on the trail. Schools and a highway near a New York state prison have closed as the manhunt for two escaped killers continues. More than 450 law…

Midday Roundup: Hastert to make first appearance since scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Public appearance. Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will appear in public for the first time today since he was indicted in a hush-money scandal…

Weekend Reads: Outsized outreach

Weekend Reads: Outsized outreach

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues By Michael Goheen Missiology professor Michael Goheen has taken on an enormous task in

Supreme Court questions treatment of arrestees

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | After a series of African-American men died at the hands of police, the U.S. Supreme Court case of Michael Kingsley couldn’t be more relevant. It questions…

Miss Dairy Queen’s day at the prison

Miss Dairy Queen’s day at the prison

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was one of the first at the prison in Somerset, Pa., last weekend, having been alerted that I should come early to beat the crowd bussed in from…

Midday Roundup: Israel condemns proposed Iranian nuclear deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Speaking out. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday his cabinet is united in its opposition to the proposed deal between Iran and six world…

Selma plus 50

By Cal Thomas
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Race Issues | As President Obama marched last weekend in Selma, Ala., along with others commemorating that seminal civil rights demonstration, it became clear that the time…

The gospel, the government, and you

The gospel, the government, and you

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | In the great United States, with the Christian faith as its foundation, we’re slouching toward a baffling and potentially faith-suppressing state of…

Business classes transform inmates into CEOs

By Laura Edghill
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Prison | Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It…

‘More God, less crime’

By Russ Pulliam
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Prison | INDIANAPOLIS—The headline above is Byron Johnson’s conclusion and the title of the book he wrote from his prison ministry research. Here in…

 
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