(RNS) Thursday’s prison visit is an opportunity for President Obama to expand and grow the legacy he hopes to leave as a criminal-justice reformer.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Prosecutors wanted him behind bars for 17 years. His lawyer asked for community service. The judge did neither.
(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The court came down decisively on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by Arkansas prison officials. Growing a beard, the justices said, was a Muslim man’s religious right.
(RNS) In the first religion case of the Supreme Court season, a Muslim prisoner asks for the right to grow a very short beard.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Inmates who volunteered at Utah State Prison Family History Centers last year indexed more than 2 million records. They also put in approximately 50,000 hours of personal family research.
(RNS) Advocates for Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children are now looking to Congress to pass a bill allowing the home-schooling family to remain in the U.S.
(RNS) An 84-year-old nun gets nearly three years in prison for breaking into a federal nuclear facility as the judge explains that no one is above the law.
(RNS) “Not all prisoners are religious, and I wanted them to know that to turn your life around and be a good and productive member of society does not require a belief in God,” says Leslie Zukor, founder of the Freethought Books Project.