Our Gulag

Long before Guantánamo, the United States had its own domestic prisoner-abuse problem. The high rate of incarceration in county jails, and in state and federal prisons, coupled with a general lack of public awareness, makes such abuse almost inevitable.

Take a case I am familiar with, that of twenty-one-year-old Timothy Joe Souders of Adrian, Michigan. He died in an isolation cell in the Southern Michigan Correctional Facility at Jackson...

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About the Author

Lois Spear, OP, has worked in prison ministry for many years. She is the author of God Is with You: Prayers for Men in Prison (St. Anthony Messenger Press).