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Helping to break the crime/prison cycle

by Russ Pulliam
Posted 12/21/13, 12:42 pm

INDIANAPOLIS—Growing up in poverty and crime on the west side of Indianapolis, William Bumphus was in and out of jail and prison in the late 1960s and 1970s.

He’s been going back to prison ever since, but not for committing more crime. Instead he is trying to help others break the crime/prison cycle of his early life.

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Navigating the rapids

Death Penalty | A biblical strategy for examining capital punishment and other debates
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/15/13, 01:00 am

Unsurprisingly, my Oct. 19 stories and sidebars about the death penalty drew lots of reader response, favorable and unfavorable: See this week’s Mailbag for examples of both. For those who missed the articles, I was essentially saying that capital punishment isn’t wrong but life imprisonment without parole is a legitimate substitute. 

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When it comes to capital punishment, the Bible knows best

Death Penalty
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/18/13, 03:50 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky’s cover story in the Oct. 19 issue of WORLD magazine focuses on what the Bible says about the death penalty and what life is like on death row. In a series of 10 columns here on (posted Oct. 7–18), Marvin addresses public policy issues involving deterrence, discrimination, and arbitrariness in capital punishment.

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