New Video and Music from Pros and Cons – the groundbreaking prison music program

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“Lost” from the album “Undisclosed Location” was recorded inside Grand Valley Institution for Women and performed and written by the inmates. This music video was shot on location inside the prison. We also present to you “Delicate Love,” a lead track from the collection about to be released from Joyceville Institution. The Pros and Cons prison music program continues to …

NOW Magazine: “…the first album made inside a Canadian federal women’s prison”

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It looks like a community centre or a campus – inmates live in shared housing, wear their own clothes, order groceries once a week – but Kitchener’s Grand Valley Institution for Women is a prison. “We can walk around [between buildings],” an inmate tells me, “but we can’t leave.” We’re sitting in a gymnasium set up for a special International …

570 News: Women’s prison in Kitchener releases music album in a Canadian first

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Talk about dropping bars behind bars. Inmates at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener have released a 10-song music album, called “Undisclosed Location.” It’s the first album written and recorded at a federal women’s prison in Canada and part of the Pros and Cons Program. Founder of the program Hugh Christopher Brown tells 570 NEWS it all started …

Project reviewed by Samaritan Mag

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“What does the rehabilitation of incarcerated people look like? Is it hard labour? Intensive counseling and soul-searching? Career training for eventual life on the outside? Chris Brown thinks he has a partial answer: prisoner rehabilitation looks a lot like making a record, which happens to incorporate all the above and plenty more.” — Samaritan Mag 18 August 2014 Read entire article at Samaritan …