The following is the fourth installment of a four-part series of Interviews of Prisoners and Prison Ministers by the Rev. Canon William H. Barnwell of Kairos Prison Ministry. We published the series of interviews Barnwell conducted with prisoners about Kairos as part of our Christianity at Work project. The first article in this series can be found here.
The Man Who Learned to Hope and to Give Hope: Ashanti Witherspoon
“But, God, if you don’t want me out of prison, so be it. I will continue to serve you till the end.”
December 3, 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
WHB: I am talking with Ashanti Witherspoon, who spent many years in prison at Angola before he was finally released and became active as a Kairos outside volunteer. He was featured in an award winning documentary, The Farm, about Angola when he was a resident there. Read More…