Colson's Triumph

A notorious Watergate figure wins $1 million for his religious work

THE OBJECT OF HIS FAITH USED TO BE RICHARD NIXon. But prison, where he was sent for his role in the Watergate scandal, triggered a religious conversion in former White House aide Charles Colson. "Born again," Colson transformed his zeal for Republican politics (he once said he would walk over his own grandmother for Nixon) into a devotion to Jesus. He founded the Prison Fellowship, an organization designed to change the lives of convicts through a combination of practical assistance and relentless evangelism. Colson's two decades of commitment have worn down most of the skeptics who questioned the sincerity of his...

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