NCR Today: As I interviewed inmates getting ready for their release from prison, as I grew to understand the enormity of their needs, I began to imagine Barabbas.
I lost my nephew to a fire in a Honduran prison in 2012. Family and friends of the hundreds killed that day bear the cross of suffering and injustice.
NCR Today: I do not want to spend the next four years in an unceasing angry protest, but there is fear in my heart.
A small c catholic: The recent U.S. Justice Department decision to phase out use of prisons run by private, for-profit contractors is welcome news. But why should people of faith care?
Preview: The least likely corporal work of mercy to be fulfilled by countless Catholics during the designated Year of Mercy is visiting those in prison.
Column: If we, as Christians, really believe in forgiveness, we must work for prison reform now. It's a pro-life issue.
“I do believe every single person—whether they live out their life in prison or they get out of it—is redeemed.”
While crime has dropped across the nation and in Missouri, during the past six years the Missouri prison population has grown from 30,000 to 33,000.
NCR Today: Fauziya Kassindja's memoir exposes is a compelling story about women helping women -- and about the U.S. prison system.
NCR Today: Last Friday President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 federal inmates and pardoned two. I've been reading their names, offenses and sentences because I wondered who they were.