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IN MEMORIAM – Jean Edwards

Like a weaver you have rolled up my life. You cut it off like a finished piece of cloth. Isaiah 38:12 O B I T U A R Y Jean Branch Maney Edwards, 98, a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a long-distance runner for peace, justice, and the integrity of creation, died peacefully of natural … Continue reading IN MEMORIAM – Jean Edwards

Jean Edwards 1921-2020

Dear FOR members and friends, Beloved Jean Edwards left this world this week. Next week on November 13 she would have celebrated her 99th birthday. We do not have any information at this time about funeral or memorial arrangements.  I know all of you will join me in remembering, honoring, and holding her life and … Continue reading Jean Edwards 1921-2020

Overview of Kentucky’s Prison and Jail System

By Kyle Ellison October 12, 2020 I attended last year’s Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum in Louisville and appreciated the opportunity to discuss re-entry issues with legislators and people working on the front lines of criminal justice reform. (https://www.kentuckycjf.org/).  This brought back thoughts and feelings from my years with Kentucky Department of Corrections (KDOC) as a … Continue reading Overview of Kentucky’s Prison and Jail System

Politics and prisons, populations and pardons: repeating the past in more expensive ways

By Kyle Ellison  February 6, 2020  (Revised October 12, 2020)  In his final days in office Governor Bevin issued 650 pardons, several of which were highly controversial. We should think about the remaining 37.000 people who remain in Kentucky’s prisons and jails. Over the 220 years Kentucky has had a prison system, pardons have often been … Continue reading Politics and prisons, populations and pardons: repeating the past in more expensive ways