Amish gather for last time before prison

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Wilma Mullet and her family walk to the school house for the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio.  Mullet and other Amish families gathered for a farewell celebration before members of the sect depart for prison following convictions in a beard cutting scandal. (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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