ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a place that can be lonely, a melody of redemption fills the air.
"I love them, I love music I love what it did for me."
Sarah Coffman is talking about the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center Women’s Orchestra.
The non-profit organization Arts on the Edge started the program in 2003. It gave inmates like Coffman a chance to use music as therapy.
Coffman entered the facility in 1997 after being convicted of 2nd degree murder and burglary, and completed her sentence in February.
She’s now a volunteer with Arts on the Edge, and will perform with some the very same inmates she served time with on December 8th. The orchestra is putting on its annual holiday concert at the facility.