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.
Justin Doolittle is a freelance writer based on Long Island. He has an M.A. in public policy from Stony Brook University. You can follow him on Twitter @JD1871