It would be easy to consider the hardened criminals inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola simply as monsters. The Christopher Award-winning documentary Serving Life, however, challenges that view by exploring the prison’s hospice program in which inmates care for their fellow prisoners who are sick and dying.
The film follows several inmates as they confront the fragility of life while growing in compassion and moving toward redemption. As one volunteer explains, “I’ve heard hospice referred to as a process of helping one die with dignity, but I feel it’s helping one live out life with love.”
I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to
repentance. (Luke 5:32)
Divine Mercy, guide all souls to You.