Tuesday, July 14, 2009

California Prison Chaplains' Roles Threatened by Proposed Regulation

Tidings Online reports on the furor of proposed regulations in California that would violate inmates' rights and threaten the roles of prison chaplains.
    If a new lethal injection regulation is approved, chaplains will lose the right to keep the confidentiality of information provided by death row inmates by having to submit a written report to the warden, including an assessment of the "inmate's spiritual and emotional well-being and determining the inmate's religious preferences and needs."

    The proposed protocol also includes elimination of psychological support for the victims' families, and state and media witnesses.
Read the full story here.

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