Inner peace behind bars

Life in prison is no picnic.

This week I got the chance to visit the Albion Correctional Facility, the largest women’s prison in New York State. Three of the inmates say they’ve found a way to deal with the harsh realities of serving time.

Click here to hear the story. You’ll see pictures below.

A native of Nigeria, Joy Wosu joined the Albion Spiritual Choir in 1994.A native of Nigeria, Joy Wosu joined the Albion Spiritual Choir in 1994.Helen Dow directs the Albion Spiritual Choir.Helen Dow directs the Albion Spiritual Choir. Patricia Pauline is an alto.Patricia Pauline is an alto. The chapel at the Albion Correctional Facility is one of three original buildings that opened in 1893. It's an historical landmark.The chapel at the Albion Correctional Facility is one of three original buildings that opened in 1893. It's an historical landmark. The Reverend Snell has been ministering to inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility for two years.The Reverend Snell has been ministering to inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility for two years. prayingpraying The Albion Spiritual ChoirThe Albion Spiritual Choir

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Albion Correctional Facility

Hi Brenda,

I enjoyed reading your articles and hearing the video as well. I am very interested in hearing more about your visit to Albion - I, too, frequent the facility on occasion and have suffered the "front gate" comments as well.