As a new year of hope lies ahead, a 2016 year-in-review behind These Stone Walls reveals the stories readers liked best, the ones we hope you will read and share anew. It is winter in the world of These Stone Walls. As I type this post it is -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 Celsius), in Concord, New Hampshire. My friend, Arturo Dumas, age 49 and the denizen of the bunk above me, just tried to take an early morning drink from his water bottle, but it was frozen solid after resting overnight on the little concrete ledge by our cell window.
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