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Solos and Second Chances August 30, 2018
For Susan Bishop, being hired as a pastor was just not an option for a Southern Baptist woman like her. That's what led her to become a chaplain, working for nearly 40 years in prison ministry. She found a use for her degree in music education as well, leading the inmate choir Voices of Hope, at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Georgia. Producer Lisa Hagen followed Bishop through a typical day, offering solos and second chances to incarcerated women. What often gets lost, she says, is that many inmates are themselves survivors of crime and abuse.

Susan Bishop, chaplain at Lee Arrendale State Prison and conductor of Voices of Hope
Lisa Hagen, reporter at WABE

Singing a solo.
Photo by Kaitlyn Kolarik of WABE