The time is now to forgive

Why do we wait for a crisis to make amends? Do it now.

From inside my wing of the D.C. jail, even more isolated than usual due to pandemic precautions, I watch story after story on the news about people who weren’t able to be with their loved ones as they lay dying from COVID-19, alone in hospitals all over America. And they remind me of how finite life is and how absolutely essential is the support of friends and…



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More Than Our Crimes

Rob Barton has been incarcerated for 26 years. Pam Bailey is his collaborator/editor. Learn more at