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A young man in an orange prison uniform reads a book, while in the background another prisoner looks at a chessboard..
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael Hallett
A prison warden in Mississippi hired nearly a dozen released model inmates to work as chaplains, counselors and teachers. Other prisons can follow suit—and Christian ministries can help.
A whiteboard with a list of services offered by the Murphy Center
Politics & SocietyGoodNews
Christopher Parker
Prison reform advocates, including the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and the Urban Institute, have praised the program for having “dramatically changed the field of re-entry in Colorado.”
Three men put metal sheets on the roof of a shed
Politics & SocietyGoodNews
Christopher Parker
Since 2019, Ignacio House has housed 15 “resident scholars” who study at N.Y. colleges and universities at a site in the Bronx.
Three women smile at each other while walking with a group of small toddlers.
Christopher Parker
Since 1992, Hour Children has aimed to prepare women during their sentence for re-entry into society and then provide support after it ends.
A basketball court in a concrete yard, surrounding by a prison building
Politics & SocietyNews
Scott Bauer - Associated Press
A Wisconsin judge ruled against the state prison system on Thursday, saying its Covid-19 visitor policy that barred Catholic clergy from meeting with inmates for more than a year violated religious freedom.
Young men engaged in an art lab at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. Photo courtesy of PBMR.
Politics & SocietyGoodNews
Sarah Vincent
With programs from housing support to workplace development to art therapy, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation serves formerly incarcerated people, their families and those struggling with crime or victimization.