Prisoners

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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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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Good Friday, Downtown Los Angeles, April 14: “Our journey begins here at the Federal Building, a symbol of the government of the United States....

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Thumbnail pope francis  before the eucharistic celebration in piazza vittorio veneto turin on june 21 2015 credit   losservatore romano cna 6 21 15 A wish granted – Pope meets with young prisoners in Turin

For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was a dream come true. “I...

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Thumbnail prison prisoner handcuffs credit matteo parrini via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 10 14 1 Bishop condemns acts of torture detailed in damning Senate report

Beatings. Sleep deprivation. Death by hypothermia. Isolation. A Senate report released Tuesday exposed a dark underbelly of the CIA’s Detention and...

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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 florida department of corrections execution chamber 1 credit florida state correctional facility cna 10 27 15 California bishops urge voters to reject the death penalty this fall

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 16, 2016 / 02:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday, the bishops of California announced their support of a state ballot...

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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 five mualimm ak of the new york campaign for alternatives to isolated confinement speaks about solitary confinement in washington dc feb 25 2014 credit addie mena cna cna Dangers of solitary confinement highlighted at DC event

Former prisoners, legal advocates and United Nations officials spoke out in Washington, D.C., against the use of solitary confinement for long...

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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 felons los angeles prep Getting Out: For felons — especially ‘lifers’ who have served decades-long sentences — it’s nearly impossible to find sustaining work in Los Angeles

“The things I encountered coming into the workforce after being released, it’s kind of like not simply black and white,” says Alfredo Cruz, who...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during the wednesday general audience on june 4 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 10 cna 6 4 14 God is a 'master of reintegration,' pope assures prisoners

Pope Francis spoke to the inmates and staff of the district prison about the importance of re-integration, accomplished through both human and...

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Thumbnail jail prison credit freebirdphotos shutterstock cna How visiting prisoners can change your life (and theirs)

Sometimes people surprise us for the better. For Lorenzo Patelli, leader of one of the Communion and Liberation (CL) communities in Denver, and a...

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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 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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