Criminal Justice

Journalists photograph the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in California in 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Jim McDermott April 20, 2018
In California, Catholic opponents of the death penalty are trying to protect the largest population of inmates awaiting execution in the Western Hemisphere.
The Editors April 20, 2018
Wisconsin is the 15th state to at least put limits on seizures. Other states should follow suit.
Katie Rose Quandt April 10, 2018
Incarceration serves four purposes: deterrence, incapacitation, retribution and rehabilitation. Life without parole is not necessary for any of them.
Latino men born in 2001 have a 1-in-6 chance of ending up in prison, compared to a 1-in-17 chance for non-Latino white men.
Worshippers wave palm fronds near an image of Blessed Oscar Romero during a Palm Sunday procession March 25 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Catholic officials in El Salvador were shaken and expressed outrage and sadness after the assassination of a 36-year-old priest during Holy Week, in what some suspect may be a gang killing. (CNS photo/Armando Escobar, EPA)
Authorities said Father Walter Vasquez Jimenez was traveling with parishioners March 29 to officiate a Holy Thursday Mass in San Miguel when their car was stopped by an armed group wearing masks. The other passengers were set free after their belongings were taken, but Father Vasquez was abducted,
Pope Francis visited the "Casa di Leda," a group home for women prisoners and their young children, in Rome on March 2. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
The pope left chocolate eggs as gifts during his surprise visit to Casa di Leda, a group home for incarcerated women with small children.