Connection

Five authors from the Writers Connection visit prisoners at the state penitentiary in Salem, and we share essays about grace. (Click here to view Part 1.) Afterwards, we mingle with the inmates. I meet Calvin and Ron, and ask them, “How is God using incarceration to mature you?” Calvin says he’s learning that every decision […]

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I walk through the front door of the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Will it be like jails I’ve seen on TV and in the movies? Thursday night at 5:45, five Writers Connection authors, including director Cornelia Seigneur and I, stuff our personal belongings into small lockers. Then we drop shoes, watches, and keys onto […]

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