Prison is no place for a pandemic

by Kathy O'LearyPax Christi New Jersey I have worked within coalitions to abolish immigration detention in New Jersey for the better part of the last 12 years. The New Jersey Jails, that double as ICE detention facilities through contracts signed by Democratically controlled county governments, have long been documented as having unsanitary conditions and dangerously … Continue reading Prison is no place for a pandemic

REFLECTION: The storm is over

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Lightning flashed across Kentucky skies a few nights ago. "I love storms," said my roommate, Gypsi, her eyes bright with excitement. Thunder boomed over the Kentucky hills and Atwood Hall, here in Lexington, KY's federal prison. I fell asleep thinking of the gentle, haunting song our … Continue reading REFLECTION: The storm is over