I talked to an older man here named Juan. He had 19 more years to serve and just broke down talking to me. He explained that someone broke into his house and was attacking his wife. In his rage he ended up killing the intruder and getting a 30 year sentence. Here and in many third world countries, there is no allowance for self defense in the justice system so this man was charged for murder. We shared many things with these men as well as spent time listening to their stories. As the book of Proverbs says, laughter really is medicine and many guys told me how good it felt to laugh! Another young man told me that they get no visitors here. He said his family is in Argentina and so no one come to see him. He told me how much he misses his mom. They were so grateful.
Mens Prison – Paraguay April 11th
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