Amish gather for last time before prison

Associated Press
Amish men and children listen to children sing in a school house during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The end-of-school celebration Tuesday served as the last big community gathering before four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio enter prison on Friday, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

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Farewell celebrations were held in rural eastern Ohio for four Amish women and one man who will enter prison on April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish.

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