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Brazil’s bishops document increasing ill-treatment in prisons during pandemic

Jan 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic bishops of Brazil are decrying worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic, as... Read more

Catholic bishop urges UK officials to protect prisoners from coronavirus

Nov 18, 2020

As Covid-19 cases have been on the rise among the incarcerated, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton has called... Read more

Upper two levels of Alcatraz cells.

More funding needed to deliver real reform in prisons, Senate committee hears

Nov 19, 2019

More funding for prisons is essential to properly implement criminal justice reform, the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)... Read more

Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, New York.

'Heat is a human right'- Power restored to Brooklyn jail after week without heat and lights

Feb 4, 2019

By JD Flynn

Power and heat were restored Sunday to a federal detention center that had been without electricity and mostly unheated for... Read more

Pope Francis lunches with poor people, refugees, and the 18 prisoners who did not escape, at San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy, Oct. 1, 2017.

Pope invites prisoners to lunch, they break free instead

Oct 17, 2017

By Mary Farrow

They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis.  Read more

After deadly prison riot in Mexico, archbishop asks for prayers

Feb 12, 2016

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey has asked the entire community to unite in prayer in response to the riot... Read more