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Slideshow: In Darrington, Prisoners Become Preachers, Seek Redemption

Brazoria County’s 33 newest Christian ministers aren’t your typical men of God. Some have been convicted of murder, and those who aren’t murderers are locked away for other serious crimes – most of them violent.

A chapel inside the Darrington Unit, where inmates can participate in the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary progra...
State Sen. John Whitmire, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Grove Norwood, founder and CEO of the Heart of Texas Foundation, attend...
The first graduating class of the program, taught by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professors inside the Darri...
Graduate Lloyd E. Gregg sings a hymn during the commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of the Southwestern B...
Patrick Anthony Russo of Texas is one of the 33 graduates of the prison seminary program at the Darrington Unit prison in ...
Lucien Joseph Parker, Tommy Quinones, and Raymond Ramirez, members of the prison seminary's first graduating class, line u...
Family members of inmates who are students in the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary program were inspired during t...
Marion Hal Hooper receives his diploma during the commencement ceremony.
One of the 33 inmates who graduated from the prison seminary program at the Darrington Unit. By some measures, troublemaki...
A look at the commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary progra...
Graduates Vondre Demond Cash (from left) and Gary L. Everett smile at fellow graduate Troup Hubert Foster Jr., as he shows...
Here's another look at the commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Se...
Graduate Leroy L. Youngblood takes part in the commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of the Southwestern Ba...

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