Amish families relax at sports day as parents prepare to go to jail for beard-cutting
April 11, 2013
Amish schoolchildren held their end-of-school celebration early yesterday so their parents could attend before they are jailed for beard-cutting.
Nine members of the Ohio Amish sect led by Samuel Mullet Sr are already in prison after being convicted of the hate crime against rival followers, and five more will join them this Friday.
Four women and one man will start jail terms of between one and seven years, leaving nearly three dozen children without one or both parents for the duration of their sentences.