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Audio Podcasts posts
When someone comes out of prison, what can the Church do to help them pick up their lives again? In this podcast you will hear the story of Lindsay Myers who welcomed her formerly incarcerated family member into her family home. You will also learn about Joseph House in Tallahassee, Florida which provides a home […]
The U.S. is sadly unique among developed Western countries in that we still regularly execute people. In 2019, capital punishment was in the political headlines as the Trump Administration announced the reinstatement of federal executions in July, which had been on hold since 2003. On the other hand, California governor Gavin Newsom suspended the death penalty […]
Family members of persons who are incarcerated encounter suffering for multiple reasons including physical separation. This separation can be especially difficult for both inmates and their families when visits are not financially viable. This podcast offers first hand accounts of persons actively involved in Catholic prison ministry and considers the causes of suffering experienced by […]
In this NPR “Here & Now” interview, host Robin Young speaks with Hassan Bennett of Philadelphia. After spending close to thirteen years for a murder he did not commit, Bennett successfully represented himself in a retrial and was acquitted. This interview highlights one example of when the criminal justice system no only failed an individual […]