Amish gather for last time before prison

Associated Press
Members of the Amish community leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Cleveland. Sixteen men and women have pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. A feud over church discipline allegedly led to the attacks, in which the beards and hair of men and hair of women were cut. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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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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