Tag: visitation

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, […]

Cuyahoga County Jail Phone Rates Reduced

Cuyahoga County Jail Lowers Phone Rates Following the lead of the State prison system (and the mandate of the FCC!),  Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pickney is in the process of lowering the phone calling rates from Cuyahoga county jail.  This is great news for our families.   In addition Pickney is bringing special tablet PC’s to […]

Expanded Visitation at Youth Prisons

Ohio’s Youth Prisons Moving to 7-day Visitation Week   As reported in the August 16, Columbus Dispatch…   Ohio’s youth prison system is moving to seven-days-a-week visitations to make it easier for parents and guardians to see their children, a policy change that officials hope will mean fewer return trips by youths after they have […]

Prison Ministry Offers Moral & Spiritual Support

Those in prison ministry offer moral, spiritual support to inmates By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service 8.4.2015 9:06 AM ET WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Pope Francis makes a stop at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia in September as part of his U.S. visit, it may seem like part of the pope’s usual routine. His […]

Second Fine Against Prison Food Vendor

Second Fine Against Prison Food Vendor   As reported by NBC4i.com from the Associated Press feed of July 30, 2014: COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight […]