I’ve spent several years now listening to the stories of incarcerated people in our Project TURN classes. Henry is not alone. Most people behind bars are not innocent of the crime for which they were convicted (though a recent study suggests at least 1 in 25 people on America’s death rows are). But I’ve yet to meet anyone—on or off death row—about whom I could say justice has been served in their incarceration.
The more time I spend taking folks from outside to learn inside of prison, the more I realize how much we have to unlearn.