Serving Time, Serving Others: Acts of Kindness by Inmates, Prison Staff, Victims, and Volunteers

Serving Time, Serving Others: Acts of Kindness by Inmates, Prison Staff, Victims, and Volunteers

by Tom and Laura Lagana
     
 

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These inspiring and true stories reveal the restorative benevolence that is alive and well behind prison walls. Whether through a helping hand from another inmate, a gesture of kindness from a prison volunteer, or caring treatment and respect from a correctional officer, counselor, chaplain or other staff person, you will be uplifted as you read about amazing people…  See more details below

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These inspiring and true stories reveal the restorative benevolence that is alive and well behind prison walls. Whether through a helping hand from another inmate, a gesture of kindness from a prison volunteer, or caring treatment and respect from a correctional officer, counselor, chaplain or other staff person, you will be uplifted as you read about amazing people who have performed humane acts in inhumane surroundings. Serving Time, Serving Others is for those who have ever spent time behind bars; who have ever had a loved-one imprisoned; who work or volunteer in a correctional facility; who have ever been a victim of crime; and, who understand that we all share the responsibility of helping others-no matter who they are, where they live, or what they've done. Each heartfelt story captures the essence of genuine kindness and illustrates that even the darkest pits of despair and hopelessness can be illuminated by just one good deed. Genuine kindheartedness has the miraculous power to heal, transform and inspire-even those behind bars. It can also foster forgiveness and a desire to change. Serving Time, Serving Others will leave you with a renewed appreciation of the restorative power of kindness and the resilience of the human spirit-whether or not you live or work behind the razor wire. "Laura and Tom Lagana have brought together an extraordinary collection of inspiring stories by ordinary people, uplifting our world in the darkest of places." Jack Canfield, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482395891
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

TOM LAGANA is a professional speaker, trainer, author, engineer, and volunteer. He is a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Delaware and co-author of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul, and Serving Productive Time. LAURA LAGANA is a professional speaker, author, registered nurse, and volunteer. She is author and editor of Touched by Angels of Mercy. Laura and Tom are co-authors of Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul and Serving Productive Time.

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