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Judgment seat.

I once went to prison not to stay, but to learn. Said the guide by my side: "This is the place where they die. And there sat a chair where humans had sat for a minute or two a last seat where strapped and capped the volts jolted them out of this world. On the back of the chair was a place where the heads, slamming back with the force of the shock had made a deep dent... head after head had worn away wood until now, as I stood with the guard by my side, I learned that the age of the chair can be told by the depth of the dent in the wood.

David Dod (431 Park Place, King City, CA 93930) is an Episcopalian priest and activist for social justice.
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Author:Dod, David
Publication:Social Justice
Date:Sep 22, 1992
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