A life sentence in Louisiana means life: more than 85% of the 5,100 inmates imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are expected to die there. Until the hospice program was created in 1998, prisoners died mostly alone in the prison hospital. Their bodies were buried in shoddily-made boxes, in numbered graves in the prison cemetery. “Grace Before Dying” charts the extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped transform Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison, one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, into one of the least violent. Join Lori as she discusses this revelatory work.