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Feb 7, 2019 - 09:24 am .- Often spaces of suffering, prisons should be places of hope and the possibility of redemption, Pope Francis told prison personnel Thursday, urging them to have compassion on the ‘wounds’ of their imprisoned brothers and sisters.
Dec 22, 2018 - 03:30 am .- Inmates from La Joya and Nueva Joya prisons have begun the construction of 250 confessionals to be used in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019.
Mar 2, 2018 - 10:31 am .- On Friday, Pope Francis continued his surprise “Mercy Friday” initiative with a visit to a home that keeps children with their mothers, who might otherwise be separated because of imprisonment.
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- People with severe mental illness are much more likely to be incarcerated than treated for their disorders, say advocates, and changes need to be made in order to break the vicious cycle of prison and homelessness.
Oct 26, 2017 - 12:04 am .- A life of crime and drug addiction landed Khristian Briones, 39, in prison for ten years. During that time, he paid his debt to society, and he set out on a path of faith and conversion that began with praying the rosary.
Sep 2, 2016 - 06:29 am .- Twenty-two years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta quietly visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, and now, just days before her canonization, she has “returned” for another visit, thanks to the help of technology.
Mar 5, 2016 - 04:10 pm .- When a juvenile inmate in a California prison wrote to Pope Francis, he did not expect a response.