FGF #158: News to Make You Smile (Incarceration Edition)

Every week Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch and listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news.

People on both sides of the political fence generally agree that our country’s system of mass incarceration isn’t working. It’s a system that is broken on many levels. Here are some encouraging stories of positive changes happening in the criminal justice system in our country.

Inmates Make Quilts for Foster Kids


Keeping People Out of Jail Keeps People Out of Jail

A new study shows that when non-violent, misdemeanor crimes are not automatically prosecuted in a community, violent crime goes down…not up. Turns out keeping people out of the criminal justice system actually reduces crime.


Healing Futures Offers Non-Violent Offenders a Better Path Forward


Get some rest.

Have some fun.

Talk to God.

Connect with people you love.

Take good care of yourself. The world needs you.


Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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