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Faith groups call for releasing prison inmates during pandemic

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The close quarters of Missouri jails and prisons presents a high risk for the transmission of the coronavirus. Faith leaders joined other groups in calling for many of these inmates to be ...

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Iran releases 85,000 prisoners with half possibly having coronavirus

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Iran has released 85,000 prisoners with half of them possibly having the coronavirus. Iran is currently one of two epicenters for the virus outside of China. It’s overcrowded prisons, that hold individuals ...

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‘He has set the captives free.’ Men freed after serving 36 years for wrongful conviction

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After a painful 36 years in prison, three Baltimore men were exonerated Monday for a murder they did not commit. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart were teenagers when they were ...

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Columbia man sentenced to federal prison for Molotov cocktail attack on Planned Parenthood

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Wesley Brian Kaster of Columbia, Mo. will face five to 21 years in prison after admitting that he threw a Molotov cocktail inside the Columbia Planned Parenthood building in February. He entered ...

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Jail – when only a miracle will do

For nearly 10 years I served inmates in our small rural county jail as a minister, and saw over 100 of them come through our Bible studies and annual Christmas outreach.  They ...

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Tim Tebow surprises inmates at maximum security prison

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Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow continues to go out of his way to put his faith into action Tebow and a Duck Dynasty star recently made a surprise visit to ...

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Missouri mother faces jail in Abu Dhabi after asking for her wages

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Missouri mother of three, Traci Nichole Coffel (Nichole), is facing a possible jail term in Abu Dhabi because she asked for her unpaid wages and compensation for medical bills after her employer’s ...

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In Cuba, homeschooling will land you in prison

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After refusing to send their daughter to a communist school where she was bullied for her faith, a Christian couple is now serving a prison sentence. The husband and wife, both pastors ...

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Coroner cannot say Epstein death was suicide

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The New York City medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy on the body of accused child sex-trafficker and financier Jeffrey Epstein. The report could not conclusively determine suicide or the means of death ...

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21 prison inmates give lives to Christ during Hillsong, Prison Fellowship event

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In early July, Hillsong NYC and Prison Fellowship combined efforts to lead a “night of hope” at Riker’s Island prison, in which they evangelized to the inmates at the prison. The evening, ...

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Beautiful “Church of the Good Thief” is located inside a New York maximum security prison

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Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora is a maximum security prison housing nearly 3,000 inmates in upper New York, not far from the Canadian border. The facility made the national news in 2015 ...

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Pakistan acquits Christian preacher of blasphemy

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A court in Lahore, Pakistan has acquitted a Christian preacher two years after his arrest for alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Zafar Iqbal ...

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Mind control camps in China exposed by BBC

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In a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood movie on mind control, a video has emerged in a disturbing documentary from the BBC revealing re-education camps. The film shows Christians, Muslims and other religious minorities ...

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‘I knew I had hurt my baby:” GEM connects imprisoned moms with daughters

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The bus is loaded with snacks, ready to go. It’s a two-hour drive well worth the trip. If you take a look around the room, there are arts and crafts and plenty ...

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First female-narrated Bible brings comfort to women’s prisons

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A first-of-its-kind audio Bible app is available to download on devices across the country, including for women inmates in state prisons. Courage for Life has worked to develop the first female-narrated New ...

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh released early, still believes in jihad

The California citizen known as the ‘American Taliban’ after he was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan was released from a US federal prison today. John Walker Lindh served 17 years of ...

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Lecrae partners with Prison Fellowship for prison outreach

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Award-winning Christian rapper Lecrae is used to playing sold-out arena shows. But he took a gig in a rather unusual venue last month — Carol S. Vance Unit prison in Fort Bend ...

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Convicted Palestinian terrorist who became a US citizen to be imprisoned, deported

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One of the United State’s newest citizens is a convicted terrorist who tried to blow up a packed Israeli bus with school children aboard. It’s just one example of America’s broken immigration ...

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Manafort sentence a rebuke to Democrats, Mueller

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In what is being seen as a slap to special counsel Robert Mueller and the entire investigation against President Trump, a federal judged sentenced Paul Manafort to just four years in prison. ...

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Bill would ban drones over state prisons

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As drones become more common and of greater use to both criminals and terrorists, state legislators are considering bills to ban their use in certain places like prisons. Since 2016, the Missouri ...

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Imprisoned Iranian Christians refuse to renounce faith

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Two Iranian Christians at their final appeal hearing were ordered by a court to renounce their Christian faith to gain their freedom but they refused to do so. Christian Solidarity Worldwide said the ...

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American arrested for selling property to Jews released from prison

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An American man who was sentenced to life in a Palestinian prison for selling property to Jews has been released, according to a report by Israel’s public news channel Kan 11. Isaam Akel, ...

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American sentenced to life in prison for selling his home to Jews

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He broke the law but it wasn’t murder, rape or a terrorist act. Nevertheless, he is going to prison for life. A Palestinian-American man was given the severe punishment on New Year’s ...

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore makes holiday visits to Kansas inmates

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Kansas City Royals General Manager Moore stopped December 19 at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, according to the Kansas City Star and other reports. Moore talked about his Christian faith, his family and ...

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Historic prison reform bill passes with bi-partisan support

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In an example of rare bi-partisan support, a historic and sweeping bill that reforms the criminal justice system has cleared the Senate. It is a victory for the Trump administration and Congress ...

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