“I used to feel I could hide inside my practice, that I could simply sit and contemplate the raging anger of a place like this, seeking inner peace through prayers of compassion. But now I believe love and compassion are things to extend to others. It’s a dangerous adventure to share them in a place like S.Q. Yet I see now that we become better people if we can touch a hardened soul, bring joy into someone’s life, or just be an example for others, instead of hiding behind our silence.”
― Jarvis Jay Masters, Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row

… and here’s a great interview with Jarvis Jay Masters from death row

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