Regulars here estimate that about half of the players come to Forest Park after they learned the game in prison. Though the handballers often don't know each other's last name (in the case of doubles there's a racial prefix, "White Don" and "Black Don," for example), the jailhouse stories tend to trickle out during sideline conversations.
Read Pros and Cons: Ex-cons redefine handball at Forest Park
by Jessica Lussenhop
Photos by Jennifer Silverberg
for the Riverfront Times