Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Going to Pierre

With my supervisor, we went up to the state prison in Pierre, which is pronounced "pier" unless you want to get a sock in the head. There was lots of barbed wire, and it was not officially visiting hour. Since we were clergy, they gave us a break and let us in.

Talking on the phone through glass was an interesting experience. It was interesting that I ended up doing that, considering I was a law student in a former life. They would not let us give him communion, though, which I thought was a bit excessive. Its always a shame to see a young person throw his life away for something stupid. But, what can you do? Visit them and hope they get another chance down the line.

After that, we took a tour of the State Capitol. Pierre is about the smallest state capital I have ever seen, less than 10000 people. After the visit The state Capitol building was quite nice. The tour guide showed us all around. Such is life in Pierre, I suppose.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

Wow.

Blessings upon you.