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Parker: Lee Correctional visit with Claire Bryant a moving experience
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Claire Bryant, from a January 2014 Fine Arts Center publicity photo.
BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina’s largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago. But within the walls of this all-male complex, something rare and beautiful is also happening. On a recent serendipitous visit to the prison with a friend, renowned cellist Claire Bryant, and a group of her fellow New York musicians, I was privileged to witness the transformative power of music scored with human kindness.

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