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Can Entertainment Lead to Prison Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Four years ago I wrote a blog post titled “What Is Prison For?” Prison was on my mind because I’d been reflecting on jury duty and the moral challenge I faced, finding a defendant guilty… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 8, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. Is lead the culprit… More

Global Peace Index Show World is Slightly More Peaceful

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 27, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

The world has become a slightly more peaceful place, according to the newest Global Peace Index (GPI). Each year the Global Peace Index ranks the world’s nations by their levels of “peacefulness.” To determine rankings,… More

Who Benefits From Roman Polanski’s Arrest?

Written by Zoe Weil | 3 Comments | Published on October 2, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

I’ve been reading many opinions about Roman Polanski’s recent arrest for his admitted statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl, Samantha Geimer, over thirty years ago and his fleeing the country when his plea bargain seemed… More

What Is Prison For?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

Why is the U.S. prison population not only the highest in the world, but with 5% of the world’s population, why does the U.S. imprison 25% of the world’s incarcerated people? I’m not an expert… More