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Learning Life Lessons While in Jail

July 13, 2017


Now, before you jump to conclusions, I’m not in jail, confined or committed or sentenced. I go into the Tuscaloosa County Jail every Tuesday night with a bunch of Christian men and women to speak and pray with the prisoners about our faith. We are, I guess, evangelizers and witnesses in “church talk.” Going into […]

Life in Jail: Update

March 12, 2016


What’s life like in jail? I have no idea what it’s like to be an inmate, although I’ve been going into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a weekly basis now since 2000. That, I know, sounds like some puzzle. Why has he been going into the jail now every Tuesday night for fifteen years and […]

Reentry and Recidivism: How to Fix the Jails and Prisons

September 29, 2015


Normally I gloss over, my eyes grow dim, and my mind wanders if I try to read an article in the newspaper about budgets. I simply cannot imagine millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions, billions, and finally trillions of dollars. You might as well be writing about the stars and galaxies. I know they […]