Ray MIles, center, who once served time in prison, now works as a vocational counselor for the formerly incarcerated (photos: John W. Miller/iStock).
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
How we treat people coming out of prison is a measure of the morality of our economy.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Alessandra Harris
While American Catholics today would unequivocally condemn the institution of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, most do not see or work against one of its most prominent present-day manifestations: mass incarceration.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
Pope Francis told the group, “It is important to seek out what is positive at a time when life is not at its most beautiful. Seek the positive in order to keep going forward.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Mary Gibbons
Reuben Jonathan Miller's new book cuts through the noise about criminal justice reform to lay bare what life is really like on the other side of a prison sentence.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Jesuit priest Stan Swamy remains incarcerated in Mumbai after a judge denied his bail request. Father Swamy’s arrest almost six months ago followed a two-year-long period of interrogation, raids of his home and seizure of his personal property, including electronic communications devices.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alison McCrary
Catholic social teaching proclaims all life is sacred and that the morality of a society is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members.