Prison Door to Freedom

I have been in and out of prison 13 times in the past year.   With my first visit on March 3, 2015 to a nearby prison where my church has a campus, I learned a very important word for prisoners: DOOR. On one side of the DOOR, the men are held captive and confined. Activities and hours are regulated. And …

What I Learned in Prison

Adelaide Gaol #dailyshoot by Les Haines, on Flickr

It has been 47 years since I was in prison to visit my favorite cousin, Chucky. We talked for about an hour. He was young, good looking and smart.  After he got out, he went back to drugs and later threw himself off a bridge. The last time I saw him was in a photograph at his memorial service. I …