Penal System

Kentucky prison bans pastor over biblical stance on sexuality

by Sarah Padbury
Posted 8/12/15, 04:38 pm

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) revoked the volunteer credentials of a pastor who had a long history of ministering to detained youth because he refused to sign a new policy that forbade him from discussing sexual issues with inmates, including referring to homosexuality as “sinful.”

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Thinking through the James Holmes verdict Biblically

Death Penalty | Was the jury’s decision concerning the Colorado movie theater massacre a just...
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/11/15, 11:30 am

The decision in Colorado last Friday not to execute James Holmes for murdering 12 persons left Holmes’ mom crying in relief but the families of victims crying out for justice. Question: Is it unBiblical to give Holmes only life imprisonment without parole for his midnight movie theater massacre in 2012?

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Christian prison reformers applaud plan to give inmates Pell Grants

by Abby Reese
Posted 7/29/15, 04:30 pm

Prisoners may soon be eligible for federal aid to pay for college under a new Obama administration initiative. The program would allow prisoners access to Pell Grants to fund courses, ending the 20-year ban imposed by Congress. 

The Education and Justice departments are expected to make the announcement Friday at the Maryland Correctional Institution. 

The move comes amid talk of overhauling the justice system in an effort to provide opportunities to prisoners that could reduce recidivism.

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