Prisons

Encouraging an act of mercy and arguing it would not compromise justice, Nebraska's three Catholic bishops said July 6 they oppose the scheduled execution in August of death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.
America This Week July 04, 2018
Our July 4 guest is author Eve Tushnet.
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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.
Associated Press March 21, 2018
The Holy Thursday ritual has become a hallmark of Francis' papacy.
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.