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Sentencing Project Seeks Research Analyst

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org):   The Sentencing Project is recruiting a candidate with strong quantitative skills, excellent writing and editing abilities, and demonstrated commitment to reform and racial justice to serve as Research Analyst (http://sentencingproject.org/doc/research_analyst_June%202011%20(1).pdf).   The Sentencing Project … Continue reading

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New Report: Criminal Justice Recommendations

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm):   The Sentencing Project has joined with more than 40 of the nation’s leading criminal justice reform organizations to release a comprehensive report examining the nation’s criminal justice system.   The new report, Smart on … Continue reading

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Shocking Statistics About Criminal Justice in America

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   We should be shocked by these statistics:   With 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds 25% of the world’s incarcerated. In the United States, 1 … Continue reading

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National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform—February 20, National

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Encourage your church to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform and contact Laura Markle Downton (ldownton@umc-gbcs.org) for more information.   Join with people of … Continue reading

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Endorse Criminal Justice Reform Faith Letter—for Congregations, Organizations

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   As a new Congress begins, the faith community is again offering the Members of Congress a vision of what kind of criminal justice system ought to be in … Continue reading

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ACLU of PA Notes Need for Solutions to Bursting Prisons

From the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (http://www.aclupa.org):   October 27, 2010   HARRISBURG- Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell today signed legislation to reform the commonwealth’s sentencing and parole systems, in an attempt to address overcrowded state prisons. The American … Continue reading

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Where’s the Outrage over Prison Costs?

Sunday, October 31, 2010 Patriot-News Op-Ed posted at http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2010/10/wheres_the_states_outrage_over.html By Eric Epstein   An old and misguided political adage claimed that Democrats built schools and Republicans built prisons.   Wrong.   Society creates conditions for schools to fail and prisons … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support the National Criminal Justice Commission Act

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Please contact your Senators to ask them to pass the National Criminal Justice Commission Act (H.R. 5143, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-5143/S. 714, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-714). This bill would create a bi-partisan panel tasked with reviewing all aspects … Continue reading

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Call-in Day to Support Senate Passage of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act—November 16

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org):   In 2009, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, legislation that would create a bipartisan Commission to review and identify effective criminal justice policies and make recommendations for reform. The House … Continue reading

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Call to Clergy—Endorse the National Criminal Justice Act

NOTE: Action is not limited to United Methodists.   From the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   In just a little over a week, we have had more than 400 clergy endorse the National Criminal Justice … Continue reading

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