Cover story | Some conservatives say local successes show it’s possible to decrease the prison population without endangering public safety
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/09/17, 10:55 pm
When Scott Huffman landed in a Louisiana prison in 2008, he knew he faced five years away from his 3-year-old son, a battle with a drug habit, and the company of other convicted criminals.
What he didn’t know: A Christmas Day fight, a prison chapel, and an encounter with a group of 10 deaf inmates would lead to a new life.