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Report: Healthcare Plays Vital Role in Reducing Recidivism
Report: Healthcare Plays Vital Role in Reducing Recidivism

By: EthicsDaily Staff
How can we keep prisoners from returning to crime after completing their sentences? Part of the answer relies on an efficient and effective integration of healthcare with other rehabilitative services, a report concluded.

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3 Ways Your Church Can Respond to the Opioid Epidemic
3 Ways Your Church Can Respond to the Opioid Epidemic

By: Jonathan Davis
Opioid abuse is reaching epidemic proportions in our nation, and churches are not immune from this crisis. Here are three ways your congregation can meaningfully engage this epidemic.

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Remember What EthicsDaily.com's Mission Is, How We Pursue It
Remember What EthicsDaily.com's Mission Is, How We Pursue It

By: Robert Parham
EthicsDaily.com's mission is straightforward: challenging people of faith to advance the common good. Rather than protest or rant, we supply moral education resources to congregational leaders and their congregations.

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'Little Public Safety Rationale' for Incarcerating 39 Percent of Inmates
'Little Public Safety Rationale' for Incarcerating 39 Percent of Inmates

By: EthicsDaily Staff
There is "little public safety rationale" for imprisoning more than a half-million U.S. inmates, more than a third of the prison population, a report says.

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Substance Abuse 'A Major Public Health Challenge'
Substance Abuse 'A Major Public Health Challenge'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Substance abuse is "a major public health challenge," a U.S. surgeon general report said. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy described the situation as "a moral test for America."

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Join in 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation in 2017
Join in 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation in 2017

By: Robert Parham
While Baptists have often been standoffish, one way to partner with other Christians would be for Baptists to participate in the global celebrations of the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary in 2017.

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Report: Women in Jails Fastest Growing Correctional Population
Report: Women in Jails Fastest Growing Correctional Population

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The female population in jails has increased by nearly 1,300 percent since 1970, growing from fewer than 8,000 women in 1970 to nearly 110,000 in 2014, a report found. That increase has an impact on families.

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How Will Your Church Help Prisoners Re-Enter Society?
How Will Your Church Help Prisoners Re-Enter Society?

By: Douglas Smith
Christian volunteers I met while in prison helped me see that I am not defined by the worst thing I ever did, and to find forgiveness and hope. Will other prisoners find such help from the church?

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'Punishment Rate' More Nuanced Assessment of Criminal Justice
'Punishment Rate' More Nuanced Assessment of Criminal Justice

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While the U.S. imprisonment rate rose 149 percent over 20 years, the punishment rate has increased even more. And these rates have risen even as crime rates have fallen significantly since 1991.

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Mental Illness: A Key Component in Criminal Justice Reform
Mental Illness: A Key Component in Criminal Justice Reform

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Effective criminal justice reform must address mental illness as a contributing factor to incarceration and recidivism, members of a bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee hearing said.

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Bipartisan Task Force Presents Drug-Sentencing Reform Proposals
Bipartisan Task Force Presents Drug-Sentencing Reform Proposals

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Lengthy sentences for drug offenses are "one of the key drivers" to overcrowded prisons, bursting budgets and contributing to "a state of crisis" within the federal prison system, a bipartisan congressional task force found.

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U.S. Leaders: Opioid Addiction and Abuse an Epidemic
U.S. Leaders: Opioid Addiction and Abuse an Epidemic

By: EthicsDaily Staff
In a bipartisan hearing, senators addressed the growing challenge of prescription drug abuse that is taking place across the U.S. in both rural and urban areas and becoming a leading factor in incarceration.

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Federal Sentence Lengths Double, Costing Billions with No Measurable Results
Federal Sentence Lengths Double, Costing Billions with No Measurable Results

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The length of federal prison sentences have more than doubled since 1988, which has resulted in billions of additional costs, an issues brief said.

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3 Ways Your Church Can Reform Criminal Justice System
3 Ways Your Church Can Reform Criminal Justice System

By: Zach Dawes
Folks on both sides of the aisle agree that our criminal justice system is broken and are finding significant agreement on how to correct the numerous failings. Here are three ways churches can help.

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Report: 5 Million U.S. Children Have Parents in Prison
Report: 5 Million U.S. Children Have Parents in Prison

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 5 million children have had at least one parent with whom they live be incarcerated at some point in their childhood, a new report said. How are they affected by their parent's incarceration?

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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries to Screen at Baptist World Congress in Durban
EthicsDaily.com Documentaries to Screen at Baptist World Congress in Durban

By: Robert Parham
Three EthicsDaily.com documentaries will be shown at the Baptist World Congress in South Africa, where thousands of global Baptists will gather in July.

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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Set for March TV Broadcasts
EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Set for March TV Broadcasts

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Two EthicsDaily.com documentaries - "Through The Door," a look at the faith community's engagement with prisons, and "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism," will air on TV networks in March.

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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Air on Expanded TV Network
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Three EthicsDaily.com documentaries on prisons, racism and immigration are coming back for an encore on an expanding network focused on African Americans.
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Faith and Prisons Documentary to Be Screened at Texas Baptists' Annual Meeting
Faith and Prisons Documentary to Be Screened at Texas Baptists' Annual Meeting
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com's faith and prisons documentary, will be screened on Nov. 17 during the Baptist General Convention of Texas' annual meeting.
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4 Action Ideas For Building a Larger TV Audience, Making a Moral Difference
4 Action Ideas For Building a Larger TV Audience, Making a Moral Difference
By: Robert Parham
Before "Through the Door" premieres on Oct. 9 on National Religious Broadcasters Network, you can help spread the word via these four ways.
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National Religious Broadcasters Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary
National Religious Broadcasters Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary
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Reaching 45 million homes, one of the largest Christian TV networks will air EthicsDaily.com's documentary on faith and prisons.
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TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Prisons
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Prisons
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Highlighting the faith community's engagement with prisons, "Through the Door," an EthicsDaily.com documentary, will receive its first of several broadcasts on Aug. 25 on Soul of the South Network.
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Ruminations from Three Days in Rural Alabama, Mississippi
Ruminations from Three Days in Rural Alabama, Mississippi
By: Robert Parham
The cultural narrative that building prisons builds up the local economy doesn't appear to apply to Alabama's Pickens County. That's just one finding uncovered during a trip to the South.
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TV Network Will Broadcast EthicsDaily Documentaries
TV Network Will Broadcast EthicsDaily Documentaries
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com is coming again to your television. Soul of the South Network, an African-American network reaching more than 20 million homes, will air three of our documentaries in July.
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Keeping Secular Politics Out of the Sanctuary
Keeping Secular Politics Out of the Sanctuary
By: Robert Parham
Secular partisan division is increasingly occupying and harming congregations. Churches that remain nonpartisan are becoming increasingly rare. We must abandon our political silos.
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Treating People Like People: A Review of
Treating People Like People: A Review of "Through the Door"
By: Mary Adkins
Unless you're prepared to become engaged in the prison community, "Through the Door" is a documentary you probably shouldn't view because you'll be eager to join those in the film who are doing just that.
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Alabama Republican Speaks Candidly on Prison Reform
Alabama Republican Speaks Candidly on Prison Reform

By: Robert Parham
As Alabama struggles to address its broken corrections system, a GOP state senator there said three reforms are needed to fix the nation's prison system. How will churches help in the meantime?

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Prison-and-Faith Documentary to Air Thursday in Georgia
Prison-and-Faith Documentary to Air Thursday in Georgia
By: EthicsDaily Staff
"Through the Door," EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on prisons and faith is set to broadcast on Thursday in Georgia – the state with the fourth largest prison population.
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Atlanta Cable TV Station to Air New EthicsDaily.com Documentary
Atlanta Cable TV Station to Air New EthicsDaily.com Documentary

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A cable TV station in one of the largest TV markets in the nation will air EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on prisons and faith on May 8, followed by four encore presentations.

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What Institution is the Largest Provider of Mental Health?
What Institution is the Largest Provider of Mental Health?

By: Robert Parham
The U.S. had about 850,000 mental health inpatient beds in 1985. Today, there are only about 50,000 beds. Where are all these patients going? And what can churches do to help?

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Prison and Faith Documentary Draws Positive Reviews Across Ecumenical Community
Prison and Faith Documentary Draws Positive Reviews Across Ecumenical Community
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com's new documentary about faith and prisons has received the praise of Christian leaders from several denominations.
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What I've Learned from Folks with Decades of Experience
What I've Learned from Folks with Decades of Experience
By: Cliff Vaughn
Sharing conversations with people who have decades of experience is a privilege that's enlivening and empowering. EthicsDaily.com's media producer discusses several souls who have impressed him.
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Addressing Recidivism Is a Shared Responsibility
Addressing Recidivism Is a Shared Responsibility

By: Robert Parham
As recidivism rates go up, prisons are costing more and failing society. But they are not the only ones that are failing society. Too few churches have prioritized a commitment atop Jesus' moral agenda - prisons.

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina To Screen
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina To Screen "Through the Door"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new documentary on prisons and faith, "Through the Door," will be shown at First Baptist in Greensboro, N.C., in March.

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Prison Education Program Transforms Women's Lives
Prison Education Program Transforms Women's Lives
By: Richard Goode
Several dozen women incarcerated at the Tennessee Prison for Women have used the liberal arts to imagine better lives for themselves and their families. Here's how it works.
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Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons
Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Senate Democrats are divided over the restoration of voting rights for felons. GOP Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, has a bill to restore the right to vote to nonviolent felons after they complete their sentencing.

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Who Is Virginia's First Family of Corrections?
Who Is Virginia's First Family of Corrections?
By: Cliff Vaughn
If there were such a thing as the First Family of Corrections in Virginia, the Myers family, who are featured in EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on faith and prisons, would fit the bill.
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Tweets Accompany Premiere Screening of
Tweets Accompany Premiere Screening of "Through the Door" in Richmond
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tweets gave EthicsDaily.com readers an inside look at the premiere screening of a new documentary on prisons and faith, held on Feb. 17.
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Study: Formerly Incarcerated Credit Religion with Positive Change
Study: Formerly Incarcerated Credit Religion with Positive Change

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious involvement leads to positive life change for those released from prison, says a new study, which interviewed "successful ex-offenders" who had no arrests or incarcerations for at least two years.

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What Will It Take to Start Thinking About Prison Issues?
What Will It Take to Start Thinking About Prison Issues?

By: Sara Powell
Most of us probably don't think much about prisons or prisoners. Far from being involved, we simply ignore the issue unless it touches us personally in one way or another.

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Nebraska Study: Lack of Rehabilitation a Factor in High Recidivism
Nebraska Study: Lack of Rehabilitation a Factor in High Recidivism
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A study of Nebraska's correctional system cited rehabilitative services as a key factor in addressing overcrowding, growing prison costs and high recidivism rates.
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What I Learned While Inside Cook County Jail
What I Learned While Inside Cook County Jail

By: Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Many Cook County Jail inmates are poor and people of color who are pretrial detainees and shouldn't be locked up. Their situation, compared to those who have lots of money, is unjust. The system needs to change.

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The Next Door – Helping Women in Crisis
The Next Door – Helping Women in Crisis
By: Cliff Vaughn
For more than a decade, The Next Door, an outgrowth of First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville, has helped women emerging from incarceration. It's proven to be a model organization.
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One Way to Let Your Good Works Be Seen
One Way to Let Your Good Works Be Seen
By: Robert Parham
Those involved in prison ministry don't draw attention to their good works. As you'll see in "Through the Door," they give thanks for the privilege to do good works that point toward the Father.
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Why Prison Shootings Are Necessary
Why Prison Shootings Are Necessary
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Visiting a prison takes time and patience because of clearance and security. Add a camera, and it's even more intense. Here are 7 lessons learned during filming of EthicsDaily.com's "Through the Door."
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Prison Reform Proving to Be an Exception to Partisan Politics
Prison Reform Proving to Be an Exception to Partisan Politics

By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
Eschewing the partisan acrimony that typifies today's political landscape, state and national lawmakers from across the political spectrum are working together to enact prison reform.

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Prison and Faith Documentary to Premiere in Richmond
Prison and Faith Documentary to Premiere in Richmond
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on prisons and faith, "Through the Door," will premiere at Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 17, exploring the initiative of churches and faith-based groups in four states. 
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 New Documentary on Role of Faith in Prisons
New Documentary on Role of Faith in Prisons
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
"Through the Door," the title of EthicsDaily.com's new documentary, highlights the gate through which Christians walk to visit those in prison and from which emerge those whom Christians should welcome back into society.
 
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Prescription Drug Abuse, Overdose Is Growing Trend Leading to Imprisonment
Prescription Drug Abuse, Overdose Is Growing Trend Leading to Imprisonment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Prescription drug abuse is a growing trend in both rural and urban areas of the U.S., becoming a leading factor in U.S. imprisonments.

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Competing Theological Frameworks Shape Approaches to Criminal Justice
Competing Theological Frameworks Shape Approaches to Criminal Justice

By: Robert Parham
From across the theological waterfront, a number of thoughtful faith leaders and those with experience working in prisons favor restorative justice. But when will our society follow suit?

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Overcrowding Continues Despite Decline in Prison Population
Overcrowding Continues Despite Decline in Prison Population
By:  EthicsDaily Staff
Even as the U.S. prison population declined in 2012, 18 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons were operating prison systems above 100 percent of their maximum reported facility capacity.
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Baptist of the Year: Linda Leathers
Baptist of the Year: Linda Leathers
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What's the Title of the Prison and Faith Documentary?
What's the Title of the Prison and Faith Documentary?
After months of deliberation – and vacillation – the deadline is upon us to put a title on EthicsDaily.com's documentary on prisons and faith. As the editing process draws to a close, it's time to decide.
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Will You Schedule a Screening of Our Documentary on Prisons and Faith?
Will You Schedule a Screening of Our Documentary on Prisons and Faith?

The premier screening of EthicsDaily.com's documentary on prisons and faith will be held in February 2014. Your church can make a difference by scheduling a screening in your community.

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"Through the Door" (2014)

The Web site for EthicsDaily.com's documentary Through the Door, on faith and prisons.

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