Waterloo Region Record: Grand Valley inmates celebrate release of album

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KITCHENER — The voices of inmates at Grand Valley Institution for Women will be heard around the world through a groundbreaking new album released online.

It’s the first album written and recorded at a federal women’s prison in Canada, and available for anyone to listen for free.

“I hope that the music first of all moves them on its own merits,” said Hugh Christopher Brown, founder of the Pros and Cons Program that brings together music professionals and federal prison inmates to write and record original music “inside.”

“When people realize where it’s coming from, I hope it changes ideas.”

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