Prison

Thumbnail acting out anger ‘Acting out my anger’

Bobby Garcia says he’s been through the “whole gamut” in California’s penal system — from juvenile hall to maximum security prisons like Corcoran...

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Thumbnail family visit A family visit

Last year the Prison Policy Initiative reported that less than a third of people in U.S. state prisons got a visit from a loved one in a typical...

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Thumbnail prison credit rennett stowe via flickr cc by 20 cna 10 23 15 Bishop offers prayers after Brazil prison riot leaves 56 dead

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan 4, 2017 / 12:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A local bishop called for prayer and prison reform efforts after a 17-hour prison...

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Thumbnail prison gates credit rirf stock shutterstock cna Cardinal Nichols reminds Catholics: prisoners are part of the Church too

Westminster, England, Sep 7, 2016 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Urging the Catholic Church to work for prison reform, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of...

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Thumbnail prison credit rennett stowe via flickr cc by 20 cna 10 23 15 Conditions lamented as seven Argentine inmates die in fire

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 9, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The deaths of seven inmates in a fire at a police station in Pergamino, Argentina...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 323384795 Easter season at Kern Valley Prison

There were these crazy people who were living in Jerusalem who were filled with so much joy that those around them wondered who they were. Their...

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Thumbnail prison credit thomas hawk via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 10 23 15 Ex-convict: We need to end the stigma against felons

Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2017 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis and U.S. bishops insist upon helping ex-convicts re-enter society,...

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Thumbnail carlos 1 How Pope Francis changed the life of a California teen inmate

When a juvenile inmate in a California prison wrote to Pope Francis, he did not expect a response. But he received one, in the form a Jan. 21...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during his march 11 2015 general audience in st peters square credit bohumil petrik cna In new interview, Pope says to never give up hope for conversion

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2017 / 06:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has given an interview ahead of his Holy Thursday visit to a prison, warning,...

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Thumbnail jail prison credit freebirdphotos shutterstock cna Judge axes order reducing jail time for sterilized inmates

Tennessee Judge Sam Benningfield has rescinded his controversial order offering reduced sentences to prisoners who would undergo sterilization...

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Thumbnail lls marco contreras Latest exoneration by Project for the Innocent

March 28, 2017: Seventh floor of Criminal Courts building on Temple, just across the street, down from Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, outside...

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Thumbnail santa muerte credit public domain wikipedia cna Mexican prison massacre may have 'Saint Death' ties

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 14, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent massacre of over two dozen prisoners in a central penitentiary in the...

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Thumbnail getonthebus prison Moms in prison

After getting to St. Dennis Church in Diamond Bar by 3 a.m. on an early Friday morning in May, riding almost five hours on a bumpy tour bus and...

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Thumbnail madreteresacarcel danielibanezaciprensa 310816 Mother Teresa once made an incognito visit to a prison in Rome

Rome, Italy, Sep 2, 2016 / 06:29 am (CNA).- Twenty-two years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta quietly visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, and...

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Thumbnail communications aysen cna Pope Francis wrote a letter to this young mother in prison

Santiago, Chile, Aug 2, 2016 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- A prison inmate in Chile was surprised when she received a letter last week from Pope Francis, whom...

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Thumbnail jail to jobs Proactive job search

Mark Drevno couldn’t agree more with Sister Mary Sean Hodges and her PREP coworkers about how difficult it is for men and women coming out of...

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Thumbnail scapegoat ‘Scapegoats’

“Any society, any family, which cannot share or take seriously the pain of its children and views that pain as something normal or to be expected...

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Thumbnail susan burton 1400x700 Starbucks “Upstanders” Calls Out the Best in Americans

Los Angeles native Susan Burton spent twenty years in and out of prison, after the death of her five year old son K.K. broke her. The last time she...

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