It is always sad for me to see someone pass away in prison because it is likely they went without any family or friends nearby. Reading about Nathan Barksdale’s death reminded me of this reality. I knew of a number of men who never left prison alive and each one never got to see their family one last time. That’s one of the sad realities of being in prison.
That said, though, those men who knew Christ, were never alone and seemed to be at peace as they faced the end of their life. I pray that for those of you who are entering prison and don’t have a relationship with Christ that you truly take the time to at least find out what that means and how you can get there. It will provide a level of peace for you and your family as you enter the unknown world of prison.