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Compassionate Release

Ryan J. Reilly

Sick Inmates Have Died Waiting For Release Due To Program's Mismanagement, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mismanagement of the Bureau of Prisons' compassionate release program has resulted in terminally ill inmates dying before their requ...

Human Rights Group Fights 'Cruel' And 'Senseless' Imprisonments

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- For humanitarian and economic reasons, the federal Bureau of Prisons should grant more early releases to incapacitated and terminally ill ...

Do Elderly Inmates Belong in Illinois' Prisons?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 11.22.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Although effective prison hospice programs exist, a more cost-effective, compassionate choice would be partnering with hospice agencies outside of the prison system who would bring holistic care to the inmate while facilitating life closure.

Can Compassionate Release of California's Terminally Ill Prison Inmates Work?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.13.2012 | Crime
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The answer to this question depends greatly on one factor that I haven't found mentioned in discussions concerning California's SB 1462, which would allow early release for inmates with a prognosis of 6 months or less.

Ethical Explosion Over Scotland

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gloria Duffy

The Scots made a moral tradeoff in the wrong direction by releasing the Lockerbie bomber. Here are just a few of the flaws in the thinking behind this decision.

Compassionate Release Redux

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

Take a moment to read these names. Read them all or read a few. If you're reading this and knew one of them, tell us who he was, tell us what she hoped to become.