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How I Keep Hope Alive While Serving 150 Years in Prison
In those moments when I feel like a puppet tied up in strings, I draw on my Muslim faith to stay hopeful.
October 11, 2018
I Met My Friend in Prison. Now I Doubt His Innocence.
A prison volunteer's belief in second chances faces a difficult test.
August 30, 2018
Breaking the Unwritten Rule of Prison
Or, what happens when guards and prison staff interact as just human beings.
April 11, 2018
Police Brutality Drove a Wedge Between Me and My Church
“I still believe that the congregation has some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Unfortunately, there were limits to that warmth that I could not abide.”
Anthony Fowler Jr.
January 26, 2018
The Bureau of Prisons Yields to a Chaplain’s Conscience
The bureau relents in a stalemate over pepper spray.
December 7, 2017
What’s Christian in the Season of Trump?
Awakening Evangelicals to an “outrageous” system.
August 17, 2017
I Thought Being Gay Was a Sin Until I Saw My Friend Suffer in Prison
A Christian inmate confronts his own beliefs.
December 14, 2015
What Angola's Resigning Warden Is Leaving Behind
For 20 years, Burl Cain both punished and preached.
September 21, 2015
A Letter to Pope Francis
You are about to enter Philadelphia’s largest jail. Here is what you should know.
March 11, 2015
Barred from Church
Sex-offender laws are raising questions about the right to worship.