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Former Inmate Starts to Miss His Prison Cell

Before walking out of jail a free man in February, Albert Woodfox spent 43 years almost without pause in an isolation cell, becoming the longest standing ...


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Karl Barth Retells Legend of the Saved Rider

Karl Barth preached regularly to the inmates of the prison in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland. Knowledge of that context adds poignancy to the sermons. ...


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More Than a Book Club

A book club started in a prison by volunteers is still helping men recently released from becoming repeat offenders. Many of the men who joined "Free ...


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The Knitting … Inmates?

They're sitting around a table under fluorescent lights, turning bright skeins of yarn into cold-weather hats. No, this isn't the "Retired ...


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Condemned Man Can't Accept His Freedom

Walter McMillian was convicted of killing 18-year-old Ronda Morrison at a dry cleaner in Monroeville, Alabama in 1986. Three witnesses testified against ...


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Ex-Prisoner Writes to Inmates Across the Globe

Every Sunday Clive Jacobsen from Sydney, Australia boards a train with a leather duffel bag, finds a comfortable seat, and settles in for a four-hour ...


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Christian Company Hires Mostly Ex-convicts

The United States has the largest prison population in the world, with 2.2 million adults behind bars. The United States also consumes more coffee ...


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Death Row Inmate on the Bible's Power

I was visiting on death row in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. I asked one man if he would like to talk, and he said he would. He was a smallish ...


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Stats on Incarceration in America

A 2010 report conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts revealed the following statistics about incarceration rates in the United States:

  • 2.3 million Americans are behind bars, equaling more than 1 in 100 adults. That marks a 300 percent increase since 1980.

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