Tag Archives: restorative justice

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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New Film: Breaking Down the Box—Documentary on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As the grievous loss of Kalief Browder reveals, we must act with urgency to end the devastation of solitary confinement. To that end, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture announces the release … Continue reading

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Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Rethinking ‘Zero Tolerance’

The American Prospect Tremendous piece—features a Philadelphia school… “The first federal measure to implement ‘zero tolerance’ in schools was the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 … Districts expanded on Congress’s obligatory punishments to include possession of drugs and alcohol; many … Continue reading

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TEDx Talk—Prisoner Reentry and Alternatives to Incarceration

Melanie G. Snyder, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO), recently delivered a TEDx talk on prisoner reentry and alternatives to incarceration at the Ware Center in Lancaster. She is an NIC-certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist, a … Continue reading

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Prison Break: Breaking the Cycle of Prison with a Second Chance

Posted at http://justicemercyblog.com/prison-break-breaking-the-cycle-of-prison-with-a-second-chance/ For years, Justice and Mercy has advocated for policy reform in Pennsylvania which will help create second chances for those convicted of crime and that will create a justice system that incorporates mercy, restoration and rehabilitation.  We … 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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Help Keep Young Offenders Out of the Adult Criminal System–Endorse by May 14

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   Every year an estimated 200,000 youth are tried, sentenced or incarcerated as adults in the United States, mostly for non-violent offenses. Young people who are tried in the adult system are more likely to reoffend … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform—February 7

This information comes from the General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Facts to consider and share with your congregation:   With 5% of the world’s population, the United States hold’s 25% of the … Continue reading

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Grace Goes to Prison

NOTE: The author of this book, Melanie G. Snyder, will be speaking with the Council’s Commission on Public Witness at a meeting in February.   From the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s (http://www.prisonsociety.org) Winter 2009 Correctional Forum:   Grace Goes to Prison … Continue reading

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