He earned the nickname “Nixon’s hatchet man” and was the first of the president’s counsel to be imprisoned after the famed Watergate scandal.

He converted to Christianity while in prison and upon release founded Prison Fellowship International to minister to inmates and their families. Before his death in April of 2012 he authored over 30 books, received fifteen honorary doctorates, and was awarded the Templeton Prize and the President’s Citizen’s Medal. He donated all of his royalties from book sales and his honorariums from speaking back into his prison ministry. Read more about his ministry and legacy by clicking here.