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From the Archives: November-December 1999
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Will Campbell We've Lost the War on Drugs THIS STORY IS about the loss of a war and the sin and insanity ...

Infographic on Mass Incarceration
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

The Criminal Justice Degree Hub released an infographic on mass incarceration in the U.S. titled "Locked Up In America." According to the extensive graphic, the U.S. has 5% of the world's popula ...

What God Has Joined
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Social, political, and economic forces can either undermine the institution of marriage–or foster a society w ...

WATCH: Would Putting Me in Prison Serve the Common Good?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world — about 1.6 million people in 2010. Mass incarceration in our country is a problem, one that too often serves to line the pockets of for-profit ...

Private Prison Companies Pressure Against Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Investigative report by Lee Fang on how private corrections corporations are influencing immigration legislation. Investigative reporter Lee Fang looks at how private prison corpo ...

Shackles, Operation Streamline, and Spokes in the Wheel
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

Operation Streamline began in 2005 in Texas and 2008 in Arizona as part of the deterrence strategy of border enforcement. Instead of the typical civil violation, it charges people who cross the border without ...

A Call to Conversion
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Sheldon C. Good Ex-offenders confront the for-profit prison industry. AS LARRY WATSON arrived by charter bus ...

Will Alabama’s Governor Listen to the Faith Community?
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

In parts of Alabama, the government profits when people go to prison. The state’s justice system has become rife with injustice. Over the past few weeks, Christians have written A ...

How Private Prisons are Profiting From Immigrants
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Arresting undocumented immigrants means big money for private prisons. As reported by The Associated Press last week: Locking up illegal immigrants has grown profound ...