Donella Harriel is still incarcerated, for reasons that illustrate the tangled relationship between federal and state jurisdictions on mandatory minimum sentencing.
The success and growing interest in income-sharing communities suggests that at least some Americans can make the leap of faith.
Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).