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(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced a new project that will expedite the process for certain former criminal offenders to apply to receive a pardon in Ohio. The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project, which will operate in partnership among the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC),

By Jonah McKeown Houston, Texas, Nov 17, 2019 / 03:05 am (CNA).- It took a Catholic evangelist just three days to raise the funds online for an apologetics and faith formation curriculum to distribute to prisons— a place where he says Biblical apologetics are sorely needed. Michael Gormley, host of

Promoting Second Chances Through Damascus Everyone deserves a second chance and the opportunity to discover God’s purpose for them. Firm in this belief, Christine and Todd Marallen established a program called Damascus in 2015. Damascus helps previously incarcerated citizens return to life outside prison by helping them acquire and maintain

Inmates during the Eucharistic Prayer at Easter Vigil (CT Photo/Tim Uhlman)
“I don’t want to live my life any other way” By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story originally appeared in our May 2018 print edition; a previous version was published online at Easter. Thirteen incarcerated women and men experienced the sense of hope and promise of new life that accompanies this

Thirteen incarcerated women and men experienced the sense of hope and promise of new life that accompanies this season when they were welcomed into the Catholic Church during Easter Masses at three area prisons. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presided at the joyous liturgies held at Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI), Warren