Prisons

Valerie Schultz July 02, 2020
Feeling restless because we cannot go out to eat or attend a concert hardly amounts to involuntary incarceration.
Ryan Di Corpo June 26, 2020
George Williams, S.J., the Catholic chaplain at San Quentin, spoke with America about conditions inside the prison and what needs to be done to protect its especially at-risk inmates.
Gerard O’Connell April 10, 2020
In an empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis presided over the historic 'Via Crucis" with help from groups of health care workers and prisoners.
Prison guards, probation officers and volunteers also authored some of the meditations, which were released in Italian April 3 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing house.
In Mexico City on March 31 a woman walks past a sign that urges: “Stay home.” Mexico's government broadened its shutdown of “non essential activities” and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people to help slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Jan-Albert Hootsen April 02, 2020
At each of Mexico City’s 13 prisons, hundreds of people are still admitted each visiting day to see their imprisoned family members. For the inmates, they are a vital lifeline.
The pope prayed for prisoners and their families who are unable to visit because of the Italian government's strict social-distancing measures.