In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with musicians Carl aka C. Roots, and Grace from InHouse Records.
InHouse is an award-winning record label for change, working inside and outside of prisons with emerging musicians who are prisoners. The team work to both highlight the creative potential of prisoners and to reduce reoffending, focusing on what’s strong, not what’s wrong. They’re supported by a range of impressive partners and funders from the Universal Music Group to the Ministry of Justice, and have won awards for their social enterprise work.
We talk about:
- Carl’s involvement with InHouse while finishing his 16-year prison sentence
- How the InHouse Records programme works
- Finding and training musicians for the work
- The InHouse Records approach to passing on music skills: choice, relationship and music; accountability, adaptability and communication
- Using Arts Awards and industry awards
- The impact on reoffending
- Advice for musicians considering work in prisons
- Where you can see InHouse Records performers over the coming months
You can access the podcast via a blog on our main website – Podcast  Music and prisoner rehabilitation, with Carl and Grace of Inhouse Records – or on iTunes or Spotify (search for Music for Education & Wellbeing).