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Looking for hope behind bars

By Russ Pulliam
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Prisons | Inside and out, the state prison in Pendleton, Ind., looks dismal and depressing. The 30-foot stone wall thwarts the temptation for the 1,500-plus inmates to…

Reentry programs reduce prison recidivism

By Anthony Bradley
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Prisons | Because of the roughly 2.5 million men and women incarcerated in this country, states find themselves under increased pressure to develop early-release…

Evangelicals must get it right on crime

By Anthony Bradley
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Prisons | When it comes to complex social issues it is paramount to read deeply and widely before arriving at conclusions and positing proposals for reform. This lack…

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…

Angel Tree to ask volunteers to sign a statement of faith

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Ministry | In a move that could cost the ministry an untold number of volunteers, Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program will require its coordinators to affirm its…

Midday Roundup: Feds to free 6,000 inmates at end of month

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Released. The Justice Department plans to release 6,000 federal inmates under new sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenders. The U.S. Sentencing…

Heather Rice-Minus: Justice for all

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Restorative justice—with a focus on making victims whole—may be one way to fight bleak prison recidivism rates

Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

By Marvin Olasky
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Prisons | Critics misunderstand: Christian prison programs work more like communion

A legacy of life and forgiveness

By Dick Peterson
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Family | Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he found his father badly beaten with a tire iron and struggling for his life on the floor of their home. Investigators…

Obama admin sidesteps Congress to liberate prison policy

By Daniel James Devine
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Prisons | In a speech today at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Attorney General Eric Holder announced an overhaul of federal…

Signs and Wonders: Matt Damon demands public school for poor kids, private school for his

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Hollywood hypocrisy. Actor Matt Damon not only speaks out in favor of public education, he lambasts those who criticize it. In 2011, on a video that went…

Beyond license plates

Beyond license plates

By Marvin Olasky
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Prisons | The union battle in Wisconsin may result in helping prisoners become better prepared to enter the job market upon release

 
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