This New Year’s issue features an article on the controversial practice of capital punishment and its debateable effectiveness as a deterrent. Other articles discuss issues with employment for ex-convicts and the difficulties offenders face from the prejudices of society.  The abolition of The Blue Law and the issue of mandatory church attendance in prison are also covered. 

KEYWORDS: employment, The Blue Law, “job and home”/ “job and sponsor” clause, probation, penology, parole officers, jailbreaker

Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle