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Death and life in Maryland

Death Penalty
by Cal Thomas
Posted 3/19/13, 10:42 am

The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty.

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Prison drama

Prison | For inmates at a maximum security penitentiary, recreating <em>The Life of Jesus Christ</em> is an opportunity for moral-and spiritual-rehabilitation
by Mark H. Hunter
Posted 6/15/12, 06:24 am

In the biblical accounts of the crucifixion, Jesus Christ is hung on a cross between two thieves. In The Life of Jesus Christ, a passion play recently performed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, the thieves are actually convicted murderers and "Jesus" is serving 20 years for armed robbery.

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Beyond license plates

Prisons | The union battle in Wisconsin may result in helping prisoners become better prepared to enter the job market upon release
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/08/11, 02:57 pm

One overlooked side effect of Wisconsin's unions vs. Republicans battle may be new opportunities for prisoners to learn skills that make them job-ready upon release from jail, instead of merely spending their time making license plates.

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