Ed Gilchrist grew up in the rough Philly neighborhood of Kensington, dealing drugs “as soon as I was old enough to count money.” Now serving his second jail stretch, for a marijuana bust, he’s about to experience something that more solid citizens could never hope for — an audience with Pope Francis. Source: Far from […]Read more
The International Prison Chaplains’ Association and Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, as non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, together submitted the following statement to its Secretary-General , on
A Human Dignity and Faith Perspective on the Eradication of Poverty for the Incarcerated Population of the World
In accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31, the Secretary-General has agreed to circulate this statement.
This is the first statement by IPCA to be accepted in this way, marking a significant milestone in IPCA’s nascent work as a UN-recognised NGO.
The full statement can be read here.
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While the UK and much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, the Netherlands has the opposite problem. It is actually short of people to lock up. In the past few years 19 prisons have closed down and more are slated for closure next year. How has this happened – and why do some people think it’s a problem?
- Read this BBC article to find out more