• Inmate Scott Abram sings to a fellow inmate who is dying and is spending his last days in a prison hospice program, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Abram, serving 15 years to life for murder, is a counselor trained in a national ministry program who sees his volunteer work as part of his own growth. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing “Amazing Grace.” The prisoner appears to smile, but it’s difficult to gauge his response. He is dying.

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