NAE Applauds Prison Rape Elimination Standards

May 23, 2012 ...

“The widespread rape and sexual abuse of prisoners is an affront to the nation’s moral fabric,” said Galen Carey, NAE Vice President for Government Relations. “These very important prison rape standards should have come sooner, but we’re grateful they are here now.” The prison rape standards include a ban on routine pat-down searches of female …

Shout it Out!

September 22, 2011 ...

As a pastor I recently preached three weekends on Micah 6:8, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” When studying the text and researching what early Christians wrote, I read the …

NAE Welcomes Passage of Fair Sentencing Act

August 2, 2010 ...

“The legislation makes significant progress toward parity in criminal penalties for possession and use of crack and powder cocaine,” said Galen Carey, NAE Director of Government Affairs. “While not fully equalizing penalties for the two drugs, the Fair Sentencing Act reduces the disparity and will also reduce the cost to taxpayers of unnecessarily length incarceration.” …

NAE Comments on Prison Rape Elimination Standards

May 10, 2010 ...

May 10, 2010 Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 RE: Docket No. OAG-131; AG Order No. 3143-2010 National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape Dear Attorney General Holder, The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations with more than 45,000 congregations and …

The Church’s Responsibility to Prisoners

January 1, 1997 ...

We therefore affirm the Church’s need to share the gospel with those in prison, to support and encourage, and be supported and encouraged by believers who are the “church-behind-the-walls,” and to support and encourage families impacted by incarceration and ex-prisoners as they complete their incarceration and re-enter society. NAE acknowledges that the people of God, …

Sentencing Reform

January 1, 1983 ...

Criminal offenders should be punished as a matter of simple justice. However, the punishment should advance the public interest and, whenever possible, provide restitution to the innocent victim. Dangerous criminals must be imprisoned to protect society. However, half of those in prison have been convicted of non-violent offenses. As an alternative or supplement to incarceration, …