The Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola, is the largest maximum security prison in the U.S. As of last year, 71 percent of the prison’s inmates were serving life sentences. Lori Waselchuk’s photography project, Grace Before Dying, focuses on Angola’s hospice program, which is one of the nation’s first and most successful prison-based hospice programs. Click here to see Waselchuk’s project Grace Before Dying.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin