Constitutional Test Ahead For Faith-Based Prisons

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On Christmas Eve, Gov. Jeb Bush rededicated the 30-year-old, minimum-security state penitentiary at Lawtey, Fl., as the nation’s first entirely “faith-based” prison, where every inmate has signed up for intensive religious instruction, reports the Washington Post. State officials believe the arrangement will reduce recidivism and save taxpayers’ money. Some civil libertarians, religious minorities, and penal
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