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Inside Faith with Brother Joseph

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America is fascinated with crime and punishment. Criminal Justice programs are overflowing at colleges~ keeping pace with our burgeoning prison population (the largest per capita in the world), because crime and punishment are en vogue “and an exciting career field.” Meanwhile, ...Read More

If you were put on trial for your faith, would there be enough evidence to convict you of being a Christian? I’ve heard this adage many times, but never had I met anyone to whom it could be applied. Enter ...Read More

When Obama was elected, many pundits exclaimed that America was officially post-race. Clearly, they haven’t visited a prison lately. Inside, many aspects of life revolve around race –who you talk to, sit next to, throw the ball to. Race even ...Read More

I got pulled over today. That’s “inside” jargon for a random stop-and-search by a Corrections Officer (CO). In prison, privacy is a pipe dream. My person and property can be “shaken down” at any moment. Every phone call is monitored, ...Read More

Note: This post is by “Brother Joseph” who blogs about his experiences reconnecting with his Catholic faith while in a Federal Minimum Security Prison. “Inside Faith” by Brother Joseph I’m 31. I’ve had some lofty goals, traveled and worked all ...Read More