Prison Reform


Alabama News | Apr. 9 2019

US Department of Justice gives Alabama 49 days to fix “broken” and “inhumane” state prisons

By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Alabama’s state prison system – considered the nation’s deadliest – is “broken”... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Jan. 29 2019

A look at mass incarceration in Alabama — eighth in a series

One family’s experience with prison inspires a program to help others Before the accident Laure and Jerry Clemons had a pretty good life. ... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Jan. 23 2019

A look at mass incarceration in Alabama — seventh in a series

Jails are now default mental health system because of lack of treatment programs Think everyone behind bars deserves to be there? Let this statistic... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Jan. 16 2019

A look at mass incarceration in Alabama — sixth in a series

‘First Step’ federal criminal justice reform a move for society’s common good Criminal justice reform backed by both conservatives and... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Jan. 10 2019

A look at mass incarceration in Alabama — fifth in a series

ADOC chaplains coordinate ‘reasonable opportunities’ for inmates to practice faith By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Ever... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Jan. 2 2019

A look at mass incarceration in Alabama — fourth in a series

Youth in the correctional system are sign of family, community problems By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Still wearing his... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Dec. 20 2018

It is vital to remember people behind bars also were made in God’s image

A look at mass incarceration in Alabama — third in a series By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist The Bible is pretty clear... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Dec. 12 2018

Per-inmate spending has increased, but staffing remains low and conditions are poor

By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist On any given day in Alabama nearly 106,000 men, women and children are either incarcerated... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Dec. 5 2018

Training, funding top barriers to productive prison ministry

While most Protestant pastors visit correctional facilities and want to help prisoners and their families, their churches often lack the training... [READ MORE]

Prison Reform | Dec. 5 2018

From family members of the imprisoned to taxpayers, no one is unaffected

By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist For a freedom-loving country, the United States locks up more people than any other nation... [READ MORE]

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