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I'm 104, and I knew Al Capone and his gangsters.

Arthur

That’s where Al Capone would take his people that were not faithful and dump them. Not far from where my church was.

From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

Assaulted four with a knife, but a prison friend modeled a better way.

Matt

Really, I wanted to die. I was doing all the things that were killing me anyway. I had so much pain, hurt, and hatred I didn’t know how to process any of it.

Escaped from gangs and machetes.

Josh S

We have a phrase in Spanish that translates in English as, “If you live by the sword, you will most likely die by the sword.”, or, it could be “...you will die by the gun.”, whichever is your weapon of choice.

Asked God to kill my husband.

Tisa

By the time I was nineteen, I was extremely bitter, angry, volatile … violent. I had become a kleptomaniac I was addicted to stealing everything around me. I was heavily on drugs and had really pushed everybody out of my life...

My criminal ways left during an out of body experience (full story)

TJ Johnson

Running drugs by age nine, worth half a million by 15, TJ later vowed to kill eleven men associated with his brother's murder. But when he picked up a bible in his large home with many security cameras, a supernatural force a...

Held at gunpoint by a killer.

Steve and Melinda

"In the most calm voice Melinda said, “Jesus.” She wasn't even looking at us but out toward the station."

Dad kept forgiving until my brother killed him.

Christian Harris

When my dad was struggling for his life, he went out into the yard to put himself out and the neighbors came to help extinguish the fire. Dad wanted to pray. Dad wanted to pray for my brother.