Criminal Justice

Armed members of the Mexican Army and state police arrive in Chilapa in 2016 to participate in an operation against organized crime. (CNS photo/Francisca Meza, EPA)
Jan-Albert Hootsen June 10, 2019
According to the federal government, at least 8,493 people were killed during the first three months of this year. If this trend continues, the year will end with approximately 35,000 murders in Mexico—more than the already record-breaking 34,202 homicide victims of last year.
Inmates share a meal at a spiritual retreat held by Thrive for Life at the Otisville Correctional Facility in Otisville, N.Y. (photo courtesy of Thrive for Life)
John T. Booth May 31, 2019
The paramount concern of all prisons is safety. This is understandable, but it still seems unfair when security eclipses the health and well-being of inmates, writes John T. Booth.
Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria in this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families operated by the GEO Group in Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Jim McDermott May 28, 2019
Jesuits West province requested that GEO, which runs 134 facilities around the world—including 69 detention centers in the United States—“report annually…on how it implements” its human rights policy.
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John W. Miller May 21, 2019
The solution to the “current opioid crisis is one that involves the whole person.”
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 17, 2019
The story of Chiacgo’s Father Gary Graf illustrates the challenges facing priests who are falsely accused at a time when hundreds of true stories of horrific abuse dominate the news.
America This Week April 10, 2019
This week's guest is Katelyn Beaty.