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Dec 19, 2011 13:53
Category: Religious News

Caroling Inmates

     PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A half dozen New Hampshire jail inmates
are spreading Christmas cheer by caroling for senior citizens.
     The harmony wasn't perfect, but the melodies were good enough to
delight the seniors at a Rockingham County nursing home.
     The Portsmouth Herald says the inmate choir was resurrected by
the Rockingham County jail chaplain, Rev. Kent Threlfall, after a
decade-long hiatus. Since June, it has performed at the neighboring
nursing home four times.
     On Thursday, the inmates sang nine traditional carols, and then
mingled with nursing home residents before digging into apple
crisp.
     County Corrections Superintendent Stephen Church says inmates
are eligible to sing in the choir if they've been nonviolent since
their convictions, have no disciplinary record and volunteer to do
so.