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[Illustration: GEORGE L. HERR AND WIFE]

THE

NATION BEHIND PRISON BARS

BY

GEORGE L. HERR, Prison Evangelist

" I was in prison, and ye came unto me "

PUBLISHED BY

THE CARTER PRINTING COMPANY

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

COPYRIGHT 1913

BY

GEORGE L. HERR, LOUISVILLE, KY.

To My Wife

WHOSE CONSTANT HELP AND

ENCOURAGEMENT

MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO DO THE WORK

TO WHICH

God

HAS CALLED ME, THIS VOLUME IS

INSCRIBED WITH THE

PRAYER THAT

God

WILL USE IT TO SAVE MANY SOULS

The Nation Behind Prison Bars

BY

GEORGE L. HERR, Prison Evangelist

Author of "Light in Dark Places," "You Are My Prisoner," "The Life Line," "Man's Worst Enemy," "Nothing Better," "The Missionary," "The Bethel," "Lost and Is Found," and "A Glorious Rescue."

THE WORLD OF PRISONERS UNKNOWN TO MANY BROUGHT FORWARD IN DESCRIPTIVE SPEECH AND VIVID PICTURES

There are enough people in prison in these United States to furnish a citizenship to a considerable territory, or to populate a good sized city. For the psychological student, they form the most interesting of all objects of study. For the philanthropist, and for the Christian missionary, they constitute a wonderful field of activity. How to lift them out of the criminal strata is the question to which Mr. Herr is devoting his life, in an effort to answer. In a good measure he is answering it. Many prisoners to whom the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation, will rise to call him blessed. Rev. Jno. Paul, Mississippi.

[Illustration: MY DEVOTED FATHER

THE LATE HON. RICHARD S. HERR

"And their works do follow them."]

[Illustration: MY PRECIOUS MOTHER

The Late Mrs. RICHARD S. HERR

"Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."]

Foreword

Gathered within these pages are recitals of scenes and incidents in a field of existence fortunately unfamiliar to the majority of our readers. The subject has been handled without any attempt to embellish the hard facts or gloss over the cruel details the paramount desire upon the part of the author being an endeavor to show the crying necessity for a constant, earnest labor among the unfortunates who are shut away from God's sunshine; whom God still loves, despite their sins of omission and commission. If the perusal of this volume brings to the reader a belief that the cause is worthy, that labor in this field brings a reward which amply compensates for the time and effort expended, the author will rest in the knowledge of a duty well performed. There has been no effort at exaggeration in presenting these sketches of daily experiences among the outcasts of society, no straining for effect, no striving to paint word pictures that may touch the heart. It is simply the story of everyday life in the field of the prison missionary's labor, and is given to the public with a fervent prayer that God, in His infinite wisdom, will instill in the hearts of our readers a feeling of charity toward those whose burden is almost greater than they can bear.

Faithfully, G. L. H.

Contents

Title i

Copyright ii

Dedication iii

Advertisement iv

Foreword v

Contents vii

Illustrations ix

Commendations from Louisville Ministers x

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