A Prisoners’ Pen Pal Finds Making Connections is a ‘Beautiful Thing’

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Carole Horan has written to 10 incarcerated men through the Death Row Support Project. She says it doesn’t matter what they did; what matters is who they are trying to become. Photo by Zachary Krahmer/The Stand

For four decades, a Syracuse, N.Y. woman has been writing letters to death row inmates and other prisoners, enriching their lives and hers. But things got a little more personal when she began writing to someone who was a student at an elementary school where she once worked . . .

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