Amish gather for last time before prison

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Members of the Amish leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with hate crimes. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (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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