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`Breakthrough Leaders'

The article "A Warden's Respect Unlocks a Prison," July 21, is a most welcome narration of man's humanity to man.

Warden Dennis Luther states, however: "We don't know how to rehabilitate people or change their behavior...." Let me say that there's nothing like repentance, regeneration, and reformation - old-fashioned but potent religious virtue - to bring about the desired redemption of individual inmates. Warden Luther should encourage the help of dedicated volunteer religious workers as is done in prisons in New York state and elsewhere under the auspices of local churches.

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In the tight situation over which the warden reigns, I was surprised there was no mention of God or religion as influential factors for respect and betterment. Charles F. Rasoli, Long Island City, N.Y.

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