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Lunch with an ex-con: How about it, Loretta Lynch?

Lunch with an ex-con: How about it, Loretta Lynch?

As an ex-con, I was thrilled to witness Pope Francis take in an impromptu lunch with 90 inmates — 10 of whom were invited from an area of the jail that housed gay, transgender or HIV-positive prisoners — at a detention center in Poggiorale, Italy, last March. Exhilarated further when, a week or so later, he supped with still more convicts at a prison located in Rebibbia, a suburb of Rome, and had even, in what has become an Easter ritual, washed their feet. But as I gazed back home my elation disintegrated. I cannot picture a single American public servant — neither President Barack Obama, nor former Attorney General Eric Holder, and certainly not Bill nor Hillary Clinton...

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