Category Archives: criminal justice

REGISTER NOW! Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please join us for Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg (4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg) beginning the evening of Friday, October 23 and running through … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Limit or Eliminate Mandatory Minimum Sentences

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Box Video Available

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We are very excited that the new National Religious Campaign Against Torture video on solitary confinement is now out and ready for viewing. The NRCAT film, Breaking Down the Box, a 40-minute … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Training—November 5 & 7, Lancaster

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 8:30am – 4:00pm LOCATION:  St Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St Thomas Rd, Lancaster, PA  17601 REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://rmohc-20151105.eventbrite.com Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8:30am – 4:00pm LOCATION: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 701 North Lime St (corner of Lime & … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Training—October 23, Harrisburg

Healing Communities training is being offered in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council of Churches annual conference: Lord, Let our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration. Where:  Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg When: … Continue reading

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Join the Together23 Nationwide Action to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you to join the Together23 (http://www.nrcat.org/torture-in-us-prisons/together23-campaign) nationwide actions to end solitary.  For 23 hours a day for months, years, even decades, more than 80,000 adults and youth are held in … Continue reading

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Sponsorship Information for “Lord Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration”

We invite you to be a sponsor of our annual conference, “Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration.” Learn more about the conference at http://www.pachurches.org/What/Events%20and%20Services/Pastors%20Conference/pastors’_conference.htm. Download the Sponsorship form. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Support the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On July 29, 2015, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced H.R. 3399, the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of … Continue reading

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Faith Communities Adding Urgency to Calls for Prison Reform (Commentary)

Posted at http://www.religionnews.com/2015/07/30/faith-communities-adding-urgency-calls-prison-reform-commentary/ Jacob Lupfer | July 30, 2015 Prisoners in Sugar Land, Texas, celebrate 10 years, graduation and baptisms along with daily life in the a prison unit served by the InnerChange program developed by Christian ministry Prison Fellowship. Courtesy of … Continue reading

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Second Chance Reauthorization Act Introduced

Bill would reauthorize and update Second Chance federal reentry grant programs WASHINGTON, DC – Legal Action Center is pleased to report that Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. Danny Davis, along with 25 other bi-partisan members of the House of Representatives have introduced … Continue reading

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