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From Hollywood to prison reform

Q&A | Seeking rehabilitation, restoration, and reduction in U.S. prisons
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/07/17, 10:25 pm

James Ackerman last year became the president and CEO of Prison Fellowship. Previously, he was an executive at media companies including A&E Television Networks, British Sky Broadcasting, Documentary Channel, and Broadway Systems. Here are edited excerpts of our Q&A in front of students at Patrick Henry College.

You grew up in La La Land.

My father was the executive producer of many sitcoms, including Bewitched, Dennis the Menace, Gidget, and The Flying Nun.

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Insider injustices

Features | The tragedy of American criminal injustice
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/01/17, 02:41 pm

Liberals and conservatives both say our prison system costs too much. That’s true, but the real problem is not their expense in dollars but their cost in time, spiritual loss, and family destruction.

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Unfortunate untruths about overcriminalization

Prison | Film about America’s criminal justice crisis advances a factually flawed narrative
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 12/12/16, 02:42 pm

Nearly two years ago I decided to focus much of my research on the intersection of theological ethics and criminal justice reform. I read thousands of pages of history and data before I felt remotely credible enough to speak or write about these issues publicly. I also started teaching a course on criminal justice reform in order to concentrate on the subject even more.

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