Prison Fellowship's response to today's delay of the Prison Reform and Redemption Act vote.
The purpose of the Prison Reform and Redemption Act is to provide federal prisons with programming that will not only benefit the lives of prisoners but also reduce our nation's recidivism rate and improve public safety.
This week, members of Prison Fellowship met with White House leaders and others to discuss prison reform, which continues to gain support from the White House.
During his first State of the Union address, President Trump declared that former inmates who have served their time deserve a second chance. America is ready for prison reform, but will Washington act?
In the past, Sessions expressed skepticism of justice reform. He opposed bipartisan support for expanding rehabilitative programs in federal prison.
Crime and incarceration rates are down in the United States.
According to the Department of Justice Bureau of Statistics, the national violent and property crime rate has declined by 14.6 percent in the last five years. During that same time, the U.S.
On Sunday, Pope Francis held a special mass for 1,000 prisoners in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
When considering reforms to the criminal justice system, a good place to start is with an examination of what other nations have done to make their corrections systems more effective and just. Looking at the practices and polices of who have seen success in reducing crime rates and recidivism elsewhere can help to form the groundwork for new innovations and changes here.
In the highly partisan environment of Washington, DC, there is precious little on which policy makers and influencers on both sides of the political divide can agree. The subject of criminal justice reform, however, appears to be one of the few where Republicans and Democrats are willing to work together to enact meaningful change.
When seeking to improve the effectiveness of our current prison systems here in the United States, it is important to recognize the humanity of those behind bars. So says Prison Fellowship President and CEO Jim Liske in a recent op-ed article for the Huffington Post.