Criminal Justice

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 church credit jeremy noble via flickr cc by 20 cna Americans think statute of limitations laws should be applied equally

Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Jul 18, 2016 / 03:54 pm (CNA).- By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans believe it is unfair to extend the statute of limitations...

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Thumbnail kristenbell1 A mission to sow mercy in California’s prison system

“Good morning,” says Kristen Bell, smiling and shaking the hand of a Latina with her hair pulled back into two twisted braids. The girl, wearing...

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Thumbnail death penalty credit california department of corrections and rehabilitation wikipedia cc 20 cna As wave of executions draws near, Catholics in Arkansas pray for an alternative

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 9, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Even though legal options have run out, Catholics in Arkansas are still pushing back...

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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 priest collar credit alphaspirit via wwwshutterstockcom cna California priest found guilty of embezzling donations

San Jose, Calif., Mar 24, 2017 / 06:38 am (CNA).- A priest in California has been found guilty of diverting $19,000 in donations to his personal...

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Thumbnail death penalty credit california department of corrections and rehabilitation wikipedia cc 20 cna Calif. Supreme Court weighs ballot measure to hasten death penalty

Sacramento, Calif., Jun 8, 2017 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A ballot measure intended to speed up the application of the death penalty is now...

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Thumbnail prison credit pixs4u via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 23 15 Criminal justice reform and the high cost of incarceration

Experts from across the political spectrum are calling for criminal justice reform, as a new White House report shows the human and economic costs...

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Thumbnail yes on 62 ‘Do they deserve death?’: Diverse coalition kicks off ‘Yes-on-62’ campaign

“In 1978, my dad and I worked very hard to pass the Briggs initiative, which is today’s death penalty law here in California,” his son Ron Briggs,...

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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 courtroom statue of justice credit sebra shutterstock cna Inspired by Pope Francis, California legal clinic offers free services

Oakland, Calif., Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Free legal counsel and advice may sound too good to be true, but in the Diocese of...

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Thumbnail carlos vasquez 1 1 ‘I thought I was going home’

Carlos, Sr., and Adriana could see their next-to-youngest child coming on the sidewalk from “The Compound,” a locked enclosure with a tall metal...

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Thumbnail javier stauring Javier Stauring leaves Restorative Justice Office, but continues ministry

On his next to last day at the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Office of Restorative Justice, co-director Javier Stauring went to a sentencing on the...

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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 casino gambling credit zolnierek shutterstock cna Philly priest charged with stealing $500k for concerts, dinners, casinos

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 7, 2017 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- A Philadelphia monsignor is being charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from...

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Thumbnail david prison story Prison on parole- Juvenile halls, mental illness, harsh sentences: A closer look at overcrowded penitentiaries in California

Man, it was cold in this stinking holding tank, right off a yard. Barely 9 a.m., and it already reeked of urine. Goosebumps were popping up through...

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Thumbnail bishop o connell vacaville Riding to Folsom with a bishop

Saturday, June 25, 1:29 a.m. The white chartered bus with dark trim around its tinted windows pulls into Holy Family’s parking lot in South...

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