Incarceration Issues: America's news and commentary

This is some of America's news and commentary incarceration-related issues like the death penalty, conditions of confinement and the criminal justice system. (Last updated: Aug. 20, 2013)

Punishment and Poverty, Michael O'Loughlin (Aug. 15, 2013)


C.C.H.D. looks at America's incarceration addiction

Readings: Death on Demand, Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Why have Catholics been slow to oppose the death penalty?

Guantanamo Prayers, Luke Hansen, S.J. (July 22, 2013)

An 'America' editor goes inside the offshore prison

We Are One Body, Katie Rose Quandt (July 15, 2013)

Catholics raise voices against the use of solitary confinement

Life, Not Death, The Editors (May 20, 2013)

Do the most horrendous crimes warrant the death penalty?

A Criminal Injustice System, by Nathan Schneider (May 13, 2013)

A review of The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-Incarceration

A Solitary Scandal, The Editors (March 18, 2013)

The U.S. must end the use of long-term solitary confinement

Signs of Life, Helen Prejean, C.S.J. (Jan. 21, 2013)

The Catholic voice against the death penalty is growing stronger

Conflict of Interest, The Editors (Jan. 7, 2013)

Governments must reject the misguided use "solution" of prison privatization

Obama's Scandal, The Editors (Oct. 22, 2012)

If a foreign government detained a loved one, what would you expect as due process?

A Small Light in Prison Darkness, The Editors (June 23, 2008)

The Second Chance Act is signed into law. What else needs to change?

A Second Chance, The Editors (Dec. 13, 2004)

The Second Chance Act offers an opportunity to remedy America's high recidivism rates


America's full coverage of the prison at Guantanamo Bay

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