Hiland 'Lullaby Project' helps inmates reach out to their children
Both inmates and musicians say the "Lullaby Project" is a life-changing experience. This is the second year of the program at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, in which the two groups of women came together to write lullabies for the inmates’ children. The musicians later record the songs in a studio.
One of the most emotional moments in the program: when Hiland moms hear the CD of their lullabies for the first time. The debut of the CD took place on November 1, the same day that followed five heroin overdoses in a 24-hour period at Hiland. While the two events are unconnected, the overdoses underscored the importance of the project.
Here’s Part 1 of this week’s Frontiers, “Lullaby Project 2017: Paying it Forward.”