we were asked to bring snacks. other than cookies and soda, we had no idea what to expect. 45 minute, paperwork, car search... our first thoughts were how sobering it feels to drive though layers of gates and razor wire only to be greeted by girls that looked way too young to be in prison.
the bible study (which was actually an acteen lesson) was held in the "family room." there were sofas, a table and chairs. we brought candy corn and frosted cookies. mrs. paulette scattered coloring pens and pre stamped postcards on the table. it felt like a regular acteen meeting at fbc. as the girls filled the room, their loud talking again felt like acteens at fbc... except three guards accompanied them and there was not a lot of smiling.