Scott Darnell is serving a life sentence in Lawrence Correctional Center, Sumner, Illinois. He has been incarcerated for more than 30 years. He has written several articles for this newsletter and for various Buddhist magazines. His essay called “Meeting Myself in the Cell House” was included in Best Buddhist Writing of 2005. With the assistance of volunteers from Inside Dharma and Shinzo Zen Meditation Center in St. Louis, MO, Scott participated in a Jukai ceremony at his institution and received a rakasu.