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For Anthony Dansberry, another holiday to hope

Anthony Dansberry spent Christmas in prison. “Nothing special,” he would say in response to questions I had sent along with family members who made the trip down from Chicago to Danville Correctional Center to surprise him. Two-hour drive. Four-hour visit. Two days later. “Just the same old stuff,” Anthony told me through his cousin, Rick Dear. “Just another day cleaning outside the prison; picking up trash and taking out the garbage.”