Rosary: A Spiritual Journey out of Prison

In 1990, I married a man in prison. I had been a volunteer for many years for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), which teaches nonviolent conflict resolution skills in the prison where he was held. I had been friends with this particular man for three years, but fully expected I would stay a volunteer forever. To my surprise, I realized that this man, Kevin, had the qualities I wanted in a mate. Our marriage was also an affirmation of my belief in transformation. We anticipated that Kevin would be released the year we married. However, as part of🔒

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Lynn Fitz-Hugh, a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Washington, is a psychotherapist in private practice and coordinator of the Quest Program, a Quaker voluntary service program of University Friends Meeting in Seattle. © 2002 Lynn Fitz-Hugh

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