Category: Town Halls

May 19
Solitary Confinement

Join CPMC in a discussion about solitary confinement with Rev. Ron Stief of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), a membership coalition of more than 325 religious organizations that mobilizes people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture. Resources: NRCAT website NRCAT State Campaigns webpage NRCAT “Take Action” webpage Direct […]

May 05
The 7 Habits on the Inside

CPMC welcomes Jeff Carney of FranklinCovey as he presents about the “7 Habits on the Inside” program, a process that changes prison cultures by building a common foundation for staff and inmates. The process allows both groups to use a common language to find mutual understanding and foster an environment conducive to behavioral change.

Apr 28
Advocacy Policy Issue: SNAP/TANF Felony Drug Conviction Ban CPMC welcomes Grant Smith and Hanna Sharif-Kazemi of the Drug Policy Alliance, along with Ingrid Delgado (USCCB) of our talented Advocacy Network Panel. This discussion will focus on advocacy and legislation related to the SNAP/TANF felony drug conviction ban. Grant Smith is the Deputy Director of Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Federal Affairs. As Deputy […]

Apr 15
Support for Children with an Incarcerated Mother

Join CPMC for a presentation by Pat Chambers Daly and Christina Illenberg of Hour Children, an organization focused on helping incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives. Link: Hour Children website Link: Hour Children video (shared during presentation)

Mar 20
Impact of Federal, State, & Local Policy

At this CPMC Advocacy Network Town Hall, Jeff Caruso (VA Catholic Conference), Ingrid Delgado (USCCB), David Jimenez (Prison Fellowship), and Alexandra Carroll (CCHD) discuss the impact of policies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as the limits and power of each level. Presentation Links & Resources: National Association of State Catholic Conference […]

Mar 10
Creating Community in Re-Entry Ministry & Among Families Join CPMC for a conversation with Bruce Noddin (Maine Prisoner Re-Entry Network) and Rev. Dr. Margaret “Dodie” Sheffield (MPRN’s Rose’s Room). They will share about how to build community through re-entry ministry and support networks for families affected by incarceration. Maine Prisoner Re-Entry Network (MPRN) is  a statewide organization established to measurably reduce Maine’s […]

Feb 27
Advocating for the Common Good in a Polarized Culture

CPMC is excited to host Sammy Perez and David Jimenez of Prison Fellowship, along with Ingrid Delgado (USCCB), Tom Mulloy (Jesuit Conference), and Christy Williams (CCUSA) of the CPMC Advocacy Network Panel, representatives of national Catholic and Christian organizations working for legislative change within the prison and detention system. This discussion will focus on how […]

Jan 16
The Cycle of Control & Ending Sexual Abuse in Confinement

If someone tells you they have been sexually abused in detention, do you know what to say? What about confidentiality and PREA? In this town hall, Linda McFarlane of Just Detention International will share about what she has learned in her nearly two decades of working to end sexual abuse in detention. The Prison Rape Elimination Act, […]

Dec 28
Why Ministry?

In this town hall event, join Sr. Misty Garriga, CDP, and Sr. Susan Van Baalen, OP, in reflecting over their past year of ministry and their hopes for the upcoming year. Sr. Misty is a new diocesan director of prison ministry in Beaumont, TX (home to Texas death row), and Sr. Susan has 27 years […]