Sunday, June 4, 2006
Mary Sigler, associate professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, won an Award of Excellence in this year's "Best of the Christian Press" competition for her article, Prison Rape and the Corruption of Character, which was published in Valparaiso University's Lent 2005 issue of The Cresset.
The award is sponsored by the Associated Church Press, the oldest religious press association in North America. Nearly 200 publications, websites, news services, and individuals are ACP members, representing a combined circulation of several million.
A longer version of her article, By the Light of Virtue: Prison Rape and the Corruption of Character, was published in the January 2006 issue of the Iowa Law Review. Both versions of the article argue that the public's failure to respect prisoners' rights reflects poorly on society. Sigler teaches criminal law, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. [Mark Godsey]