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Bush Holds White House Meeting with Prison Fellowship Today

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Cindy, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Cindy

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    (White House-AP) -- President Bush is seeking to rally
    support for faith-based efforts to rehabilitate prisoners.
    The president holds a White House roundtable today with
    leaders of Prison Fellowship, which ministers to men and women
    behind bars to help them avoid returning to a life of crime. The
    group is headed by Chuck Colson, the Watergate figure who founded
    it after his spell in prison.
    Bush is a long-time supporter of Prison Fellowship, which
    is releasing a new study showing that its InnerChange Freedom
    Initiative cuts recidivism.
    But civil libertarians say the initiative violates
    separation of church and state, and in Iowa they've filed suit to
    stop the state from funding it.
     
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