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Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise
Inmates use musical talents as an avenue for change and to minister to others
Chaplain Susan Bishop, right, directs the Arrendale State Prison choir Sunday morning during a worship service at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville. - photo by JOSHUA L. JONES
“My parents drugged me … to church.” Darlene Middleton sang those words with power and emotion Sunday morning to a packed audience including Georgia’s governor at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville. The congregation responded with applause and “Amens!”