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Articles by Kevin Hoffman

Captive Audience: Ohio Wants to Bring Prisoners to Jesus, the Law Be Damned

On August 12, 2003, the Marion Correctional Institution played host to a most unlikely revival. The Promise Keepers, the international men's Christian ministry, put on a four-hour service for about 1,000 men, more than half the prison's population.

Joe White, a former Texas A&M assistant football coach, offered a talk tailor-made for his audience. "The thief on the cross, the man on death row, was the first to be promised he'd be with Christ in paradise," White preached. "Jesus took your debt-- your sin -- and nailed it on the cross and said, `Paid in full; it is finished ...