The facility in which I’m incarcerated is a tightly-packed, poorly maintained, old building, with no air-conditioning in the southern housing units where I’m located. A heat wave lasting over a week with high humidity and triple-digit temperatures causes a degree of suffering, especially for older and ill inmates, that I’m sure would cause a public outcry if the public did (could) ever find out about it.
Animated short film by acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple, with narration by Bryan Stevenson; released by Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
As of today the Church of the Larger Fellowship has 783 members who are incarcerated and that number keeps growing! Just 15 years ago, we had only 49 members. This growth is incredibly inspiring when you consider it happened because our members share information about the CLF and Unitarian Universalism with friends and cellmates. The CLF has never done outreach […]
Going to GA? You’ll have several opportunities to support people who are incarcerated and learn about prison ministry. Get all the details on our events page.
Recently, I was in a group of seminarians when someone asked us, “Where do you find hope in dark times?” There seems to be so much going wrong in the world that even professional purveyors of hope such as those called to ministry often are can lose heart. (I could give my own litany of […]
From the Prison Policy Initiative: “This report offers some much needed clarity by piecing together this country’s disparate systems of confinement. The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 901 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 76 Indian Country jails as well as in […]
I have a celly who says he’s going to procrastinate later. Then he laughs and we both smile. Of course, it’s meant as a joke, but as with many funny things, it’s cut from the cloth of truth. I often think that I will have time to start my new beginning later. And quite often I do; sometimes it’s my choice and other times not so much.
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