Amish gather for last time before prison

Associated Press
Freeman Burkholder carries his son to the school house for a ceremony to mark the end of the school year Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Burkholder and four women from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio will enter prison on Friday, April 12, 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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