17 May 2017

Jail House Rocks

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 17 May 2017

Claire Braiden is a Northland Region Men's Corrections Facility officer who came up with the idea of a prison band, and a Battle of the Bands concept for New Zealand Music Month. She tells Kathryn Ryan how performing music in prison is part of a rehabilitation programme - discovering potential, talent and giving prisoners new skills - with the aim of better reintegration on release from prison. "Sanity" is a prisoner and band member who writes and composes original lyrics, and Jhan Lindsay conducted a music masterclass with the prisoner band a couple of weeks ago.