Ban the Box

by Harold Dean Trulear In a growing movement around the country, advocates for formerly incarcerated persons are pressing for “ban-the-box” legislation that would eliminate questions concerning a person’s criminal history from an initial job application. Many applications require an applicant to check a box if he or she has ever been arrested for or convicted […]

Ecclesia Behind the Razor Wire

Church communities are on the rise inside America’s prisons…and so is their indigenous leadership by Harold Dean Trulear The sun shone brightly overhead in a high, cloudless sky as we entered the Joseph Harp Correctional facility in Lexington, Okla. Our goal was to connect the ministry at the prison with the Oklahoma League of Healing […]