From CitizenLink.com (a Focus on the Family site): Attorneys General Come to Defense of Faith-Based Prison Program

October 5, 2006

Attorneys General Come to Defense of Faith-Based Prison Program

Federal judge ordered InnerChange Freedom Initiative in Iowa shut down.

In June a federal judge ruled unconstitutional the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI). Attorneys General from nine states have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the faith-based prison program’s appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

IFI has dramatically reduced the number of inmates who later return to prison. The religious aspects of the program are privately funded, but Rob Boston, a spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which brought the challenge, said IFI also used state funds and should give that money back.

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