A record number of defendants were exonerated in 2015 according to a report by the National Registry of Exonerations. There were 149 exonerations in 2015 and 1,733 known since 1989.
NCR Today: If a convicted sex offender can find housing and a job, he has a much better chance of not re-offending and public safety will be enhanced.
Eco Catholic: Fr. Bryan Massingale of Marquette University added the recent Flint water crisis would not have been allowed to happen in a more affluent area.
Jerry Buting is a defense attorney for Steven Avery, featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." Buting talks about his work, faith and the state of public defense.
At the Intersection: What does it mean to "organize your own" in the 21st century?
NCR Today: President Obama has declared a federal state of emergency in Flint, Mich., because of contaminated drinking water. Sadly, this latest crisis confirms the observations of Pope Francis.
Mary Anne Grady Flores visited with her ailing mother before beginning a jail sentence for violating an order to stay away from an Air National Guard colonel and base.
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Florida's death penalty process is unconstitutional, an abolition coalition continues informing Floridians about the state's capital punishment practices.
Making a Difference: In his 2016 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis expresses concerns about a "globalization of indifference."
Viewpoint: How many days of 2015 were there no police shootings of unarmed men, women and children? How do we build the "world house" King once envisioned?