September 30, 2020
Sen. Juan Barnett, D-Heidelberg, chairman of the Senate Corrections Committee, was only 20 when his father was murdered. Over time, he exchanged hatred for forgiveness—a transformation that guides him as he pursues criminal-justice and parole reform in Mississippi. Forgiveness, he says, heals victims and perpetrators alike. Photo by Rogelio V. Solis via AP
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Mississippi Sen. Juan Barnett, D-Heidelberg, found that forgiveness heals victims and perpetrators alike. That's what inspired him to push for parole reform in his new position as chairman of the ...