Saturday, September 20, 2008
Bill McLellan of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has written an interesting piece about Jack Rapheld who was convicted of a "horrific" murder 32 years ago. It is reported that Rapheld "underwent a transformation in prison" and "became an inspirational figure to other prisoners, a nonviolent, God-fearing man." He also saved the life of a guard, became a substance abuse counselor and co-founded a therapy program. Rapheld's search for a commutation of sentence is now supported by former state Sen. Franc Flotron, Ed Martin and former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent. See story here.