Prison Stories

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Renzi and I used to take care of the Buddha. He sits outside the prison chapel on a small patch of earth that was allotted to Buddhist prisoners by a warden, long since retired.

On this patch of earth, our Bodhi Tree is a maple. It has a stout trunk…

Arthur Longworth

Author of two books and recipient of six National PEN Awards. Inmate at Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash.

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