Wild Horses

As dawn approaches, a group of inmates at an Arizona state prison in the town of Florence head for the horses – not to escape on them but to care for them before they are sent on to the Border Patrol. It’s a program of rehabilitation. By handling the horses, it’s reasoned, the prisoners will better handle themselves when it comes time for their release. The prisoners seem to have caught on. Brian Tierce, imprisoned for assault, told Reuters the horses have taught him “patience, perseverance, kindness and understanding.” Continue reading “Wild Horses”

Asylum from Death

An estimated 120 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2000. Emilio Gutierrez doesn’t want to be 121, which is all too likely if he is denied asylum in the United States. His fate is still uncertain. For nine years U.S Immigration had been debating whether he is a suitable candidate for asylum even if his life is in danger. Continue reading “Asylum from Death”