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Prison Stories

My First Thanksgiving in the State Penitentiary

An unexpected lesson in the power of generosity

ItIt might not be the Plymouth Colony pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe, wildfowl and popcorn, but my first Thanksgiving in a state prison had a few echoes of that famous feast.

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Joseph Beer

Joseph Beer is a student in NYU’s Prison Education Program and a contributor to the Wallkill Journal.