Friday, February 17, 1995

God: Sent to jail

Memphis Commercial Appeal, February 17, 1995
by Michael Donahue

Don't cry in jail.

That's part of what R. Michael Cunningham has learned after more than a year as a volunteer lay prison minister for juvenile offenders at the Criminal Justice Center.

Cunningham recalled an inmate who did cry. "It was touching because he was in there for a serious crime. He said, 'I come to a jail cell. We're all from the same ethnic group. Because I wouldn't give somebody a pack of cookies, he took it. And when I said something about it, he threatened to kill me.' "