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THE HARDEST WORD

Since 2005, Ruth Henderson has taught a course about forgiveness. Her pupils are no ordinary students - they are convicts whose heinous crimes will never be forgotten. What they learn - and how they learn it - is a study in hope.


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By KEITH O'BRIEN
April 1, 2007

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Here they are, all sitting in a circle: the killers and the rapists, the drug dealers and the drug users, the men who stole from others and the men who beat their girlfriends. It is December. There is tinsel strung up on the walls of the visitors’ room at Bay State Correctional Center in Norfolk. A sign above the double ... (Full article: 2564 words)

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