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UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

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UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

Chanting “End mass incarceration!” and “Schools not cells!” about 1,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered in a public park in Spokane, Washington, for the General Assembly 2019 public witness event.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2019

The First Principle at work in prisons

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The First Principle at work in prisons

Two prison chaplains who minister together in Oregon’s only women’s prison discuss the need to end the prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration.

Elaine McArdle | 6/1/2019 | Summer 2019

‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’

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‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’

The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s Worthy Now Prison Ministry serves nearly 1,000 people in prison. 

Kris Willcox | 6/1/2019 | Summer 2019

BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

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BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism drafts bylaws, introduces membership program, and works to end cash bail.

Elaine McArdle | 4/24/2019

UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform

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UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform

As elections approach, Unitarian Universalists work to register voters, promote criminal justice reform, and re-enfranchise 1.5 million people in Florida.

Elaine McArdle | 10/3/2018 | Winter 2018

New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

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New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

Two UUA employees who were violently robbed during the 2017 General Assembly urged leniency in case against four attackers, who were sentenced to prison terms.

Elaine McArdle | 8/20/2018 | Fall 2018

UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

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UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism hosts public witness event at 2018 General Assembly focused on criminal justice reform.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2018

Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close

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Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close

Arizona’s notorious outdoor jail was focus of UUA public witness event at Phoenix General Assembly in 2012.

Elaine McArdle | 4/14/2017

Read this: New Orleans courts sued for jailing people to fund courts

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Read this: New Orleans courts sued for jailing people to fund courts

Class-action lawsuit says the New Orleans court system preys on poor people for funds, jails them indefinitely when they can’t pay.

Elaine McArdle | 9/18/2015

The War on Drugs’ war on families

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The War on Drugs’ war on families

A documentary film shows the tragic consequences of mandatory minimum sentences.

Melissa Mummert | 1/28/2008 | Winter 2007