Religious ideals shaped the broken U.S. prison system. Can they also fix it?

It was week three of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, and some Michiganders had grown impatient. On April 15, thousands of protesters gridlocked downtown Lansing to demand the state’s reopening. In defiance of social distancing guidelines meant to slow the spread of Covid-19, many protesters crowded together outside the capitol building; few wore masks. TheyContinue reading “Religious ideals shaped the broken U.S. prison system. Can they also fix it?”

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020

 March 24, 2020Press release Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented. The various governmentContinue reading “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020”

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