Filled with the local colour of life in rural North Carolina between the 1950s and 1970s, Doing Time is a poignant – and at times humorous – story of multi-generational trauma and abuse, and the journey of the human spirit to healing and redemption.
No Good Deed
What would lead an ordained minister, Kyle Weston (who had survived the Vietnam War), to commit suicide four decades later by hanging himself in the church? And why would he wear a T-Shirt proclaiming Death from Above?
Sometimes the way justice is dealt out behind bars is itself criminal. So discovers Stephen Travis, the chaplain at a men’s pre-release unit in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The year is 1979 and Jim Crow is alive and well in the state justice system. The men in the Fairborn Advancement Center have all spent double digits behind bars and are looking forward to their release. However, their release comes at a price—set by their guards. Stephen Travis finds himself caught between his duty of care toward the inmates and following procedures mandated by the system. His decision could mean his life.