Amish gather for last time before prison

Farewell celebrations were held in rural eastern Ohio for four Amish women and one man who will enter prison on April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish.

Freeman Burkholder carries his son to the school house for a ceremony to mark the end of the school year Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Burkholder and four women from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Freeman Burkholder carries his son to the school house for a ceremony to mark the end of the school year Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Burkholder and four women from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Freeman Burkholder carries his son to the school house for a ceremony to mark the end of the school year Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Burkholder and four women from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Wilma Mullet and her family walk to the school house for the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Mullet and other Amish families gathered for a farewell celebration before members of the sect depart for prison following convictions in a beard cutting scandal. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Wilma Mullet and her family walk to the school house for the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Mullet and other Amish families gathered for a farewell celebration before members of the sect depart for prison following convictions in a beard cutting scandal. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Wilma Mullet and her family walk to the school house for the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. Mullet and other Amish families gathered for a farewell celebration before members of the sect depart for prison following convictions in a beard cutting scandal. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish boys walk to the school house for their final day of class in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish boys walk to the school house for their final day of class in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish boys walk to the school house for their final day of class in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
HOLD FOR STORY Emma Miller answers questions during an interview in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller was convicted and sentenced to prions for her role in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
HOLD FOR STORY Emma Miller answers questions during an interview in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller was convicted and sentenced to prions for her role in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
HOLD FOR STORY Emma Miller answers questions during an interview in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller was convicted and sentenced to prions for her role in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Lovina Miller responds to questions during an interview in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller was sentenced to prison for her part in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Lovina Miller responds to questions during an interview in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller was sentenced to prison for her part in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Lovina Miller responds to questions during an interview in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller was sentenced to prison for her part in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Emma Miller pushes her son in a stroller outside the schoolhouse in Bergholz, Ohio, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller, along with three other women and a man from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio, will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Emma Miller pushes her son in a stroller outside the schoolhouse in Bergholz, Ohio, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller, along with three other women and a man from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio, will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Emma Miller pushes her son in a stroller outside the schoolhouse in Bergholz, Ohio, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Miller, along with three other women and a man from this tight-knit community in rural eastern Ohio, will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish girls play softball after class during an end of the school year celebration on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The celebration was also part of a farewell picnic for four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio who will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish girls play softball after class during an end of the school year celebration on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The celebration was also part of a farewell picnic for four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio who will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish girls play softball after class during an end of the school year celebration on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The celebration was also part of a farewell picnic for four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio who will enter prison on Friday, April 12, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish boys watch a game of baseball outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Many Amish families gathered following the final day of school for a celebration and farewell picnic. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish boys watch a game of baseball outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Many Amish families gathered following the final day of school for a celebration and farewell picnic. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish boys watch a game of baseball outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Many Amish families gathered following the final day of school for a celebration and farewell picnic. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Freeman Burkholder waits for his at bat during a game of baseball at the farewell picnic in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The picnic was for Burkholder and other Amish people leaving for prison this week for their part in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Freeman Burkholder waits for his at bat during a game of baseball at the farewell picnic in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The picnic was for Burkholder and other Amish people leaving for prison this week for their part in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Freeman Burkholder waits for his at bat during a game of baseball at the farewell picnic in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The picnic was for Burkholder and other Amish people leaving for prison this week for their part in the hair and beard cutting scandal against other Amish members. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Anna Miller holds her daughter during a farewell picnic outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The farewell celebration was held for Miller and other Amish members leaving for prison throughout the week for their roles in a hair and beard cutting scandal. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Anna Miller holds her daughter during a farewell picnic outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The farewell celebration was held for Miller and other Amish members leaving for prison throughout the week for their roles in a hair and beard cutting scandal. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Anna Miller holds her daughter during a farewell picnic outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The farewell celebration was held for Miller and other Amish members leaving for prison throughout the week for their roles in a hair and beard cutting scandal. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish women fill-up the school house to listen to their children sing during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish women fill-up the school house to listen to their children sing during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish women fill-up the school house to listen to their children sing during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish men and children listen to children sing in a school house during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The end-of-school celebration Tuesday served as the last big community gathering before four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio enter prison on Friday, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish men and children listen to children sing in a school house during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The end-of-school celebration Tuesday served as the last big community gathering before four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio enter prison on Friday, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish men and children listen to children sing in a school house during the final day of class on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. The end-of-school celebration Tuesday served as the last big community gathering before four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio enter prison on Friday, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish children, first through eighth grade, sing songs in German and English during the final day of class while their families listen on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish children, first through eighth grade, sing songs in German and English during the final day of class while their families listen on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Amish children, first through eighth grade, sing songs in German and English during the final day of class while their families listen on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Bergholz, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Members of the Amish leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with hate crimes. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Members of the Amish leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with hate crimes. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Members of the Amish leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with hate crimes. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Members of the Amish community leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Cleveland. Sixteen men and women have pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. A feud over church discipline allegedly led to the attacks, in which the beards and hair of men and hair of women were cut. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Members of the Amish community leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Cleveland. Sixteen men and women have pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. A feud over church discipline allegedly led to the attacks, in which the beards and hair of men and hair of women were cut. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Members of the Amish community leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Cleveland. Sixteen men and women have pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. A feud over church discipline allegedly led to the attacks, in which the beards and hair of men and hair of women were cut. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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