Criminal Justice


November 25, 2009

Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand Russell Senate Office Building, SR-478 Washington, DC 20510-3203 Fax: (202) 228-0282

Senator Robert Menendez Hart Senate Office Building, SH-528 Washington, DC 20510-3001 Fax: (202) 228-2197

Re: Asylum Seekers and Detention

Dear Senator...

September 4, 2009

Dear Chairmen Mikulski and Mollohan and Ranking Members Shelby and Wolf:

Thank you for your support for the Second Chance Act prisoner reentry grants. We appreciate your leadership on behalf of the program and ask for your continued support as you conference the FY2010 Commerce-Justice-...

August 17, 2009

Dear Conferee:

We write, on behalf of the civil rights, religious, professional, civic, and educational groups below, to urge you to retain the Senate-passed hate crime provisions in the final version of this legislation – without the adopted language on the death penalty and mandatory...

June 30, 2009

Dear Senators:

Support S. 1549, the Protect Citizens from Unlawful Detention Act, and S. 1550, the Strong STANDARDS Act (Safe Treatment, Avoiding Needless Deaths, and Abuse Reduction in the Detention System).

We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to support S. 1549, the...

February 23, 2009

Beginning with his transition team in the days after Barack Obama's election November 4, and continuing now with his administration, members of the 44th U.S. president's administration have been routinely inviting representatives of faith communities to offer policy advice.


December 6, 2007

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is calling on Episcopalians to contact their United States Senators and urge them to support the Second Chance Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 1060) when it comes to the floor.

The Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this fall by an...

December 6, 2007

"The sad reality is that many children born in minority communities today are ... on a 'cradle to prison pipeline'. When we see how simple it is to get them on a 'cradle to college pipeline', it is tragic, and much more costly to society, economically and socially if we don't do so." -Episcopal...

December 6, 2007

The Second Chance Act, S.1060, is bipartisan legislation that would:

Provide competitive demonstration grants to promote innovative programs focused on job training, education, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health, children and families. Reauthorize and improve existing...

April 4, 2007

"Torture violates the basic dignity of the human person that all religions, in their highest ideals, hold dear. It degrades everyone involved—policy-makers, perpetrators and victims. It contradicts our nation’s most cherished values. Any policies that permit torture and inhumane treatment...

November 14, 2005

The Honorable Jeff BingamanThe United States Senate703 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Bingaman:

We write on behalf of The Episcopal Church in support of Senator Bingaman’s upcoming efforts to address the shortcomings in Senator Graham’s amendment...