- Jul 8, 2020
A proposal to end all custodial prison sentences of less than six months in England and Wales has been called “the right thing to do” by the Catholic bishop in charge of prison policy for the Church in England and Wales.
A Catholic bishop has thanked the British government for acknowledging the role chaplains play in the mental health of inmates in the country’s prison system.
A new report on sentencing reform issued by the English and Welsh bishops has challenged the British government to reduce the country’s prison population.
A British government takeover of a prison in Birmingham from a private firm shows that the facility “is not fit for purpose,” according to Bishop Richard Moth, lead bishop on prisons for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Catholics in India are planning on marking Prison Ministry Sunday by reminding prisoners that they “are not alone.”
Bishop Antoine Koné of Odienné, the president of the Ivory Coast bishops’ commission for social pastoral care, has called on the government to ease overcrowding in prisons.