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Pope Francis: ‘Death penalty and life imprisonment should be abolished’

The Vatican recently eliminated life imprisonment from its own penal code.

Bishop: keep more mothers who commit crime with their children

In a lecture the bishop for prisons says children should not suffer for their parent’s crimes

Benedict XVI visits prison in Rome

Pope laments overcrowding in prisons and tells hundreds of inmates that they are worthy of dignity

Prison officers are sceptical that Jon Venables is really repentant for his sins

But even if they believed him, they would still be out for retribution, not rehabilitation

Think kindly of Russell as he awaits a judgment

After 23 years in prison, Russell L Ford awaits a decision from the 11th federal circuit court in Atlanta