“The Cage” is harsh and medieval-looking. It is designed to isolate and humiliate. There I sat for 45 minutes while inmates shouted an assortment of encouragement and curses.
To the surprise of many, the big man stopped in front of my table. A hush fell over the room. He extended his hand, which I gratefully shook. It was a bold move on his part – a public demonstration to one outside of his car.
I could choose to focus my eyes and mind on the weathered chain link fence and razor wire above me or look past that to the sun, which was just beginning to burst through the clouds.
I served as a Christian in a very dark place – in prison, as an inmate, a place virtually devoid of joy and laughter.
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