Tag: prison reform

Limiting Human Contact is Counterproductive

Limiting human contact for prisoners is counterproductive and un-Christian By:  Joe Van Brussell (see attribution below)  There is a disturbing trend in the United States toward limiting contact between incarcerated individuals and the outside world. For example, last month the state of New York began a pilot program that banned the direct shipment of food, […]

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Note:  This article on the Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 highlights actions at the national level.  Perhaps it will influence reform on the State level. PoliticalNews.me – Oct 04,2015 WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck […]

True Cost of Incarceration

Here are two articles forwarded to us by the Diocese of Columbus which is interested in starting a LEAF group there.  (Praise the Lord!)  The true cost of incarceration is under reported because what’s reported in the news reflects only the line item costs in the Ohio State budget for ODRC.  The true cost of […]

Ohio Prison Reform a National Model

Ohio Prison Reform a Model for the Nation Sometimes the storm clouds are so dark, so menacing, so heavy that we forget there’s a sun shining on the other side.  I thought about this image as I read the article below about Director Morh’s efforts in implementing Ohio prison reform.  When your loved one’s incarcerated, […]