It’s a different take on what it means to be a father for men serving time in prison.

KTVA’s Frontiers has followed the Lullaby Project at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River since it began in 2016. It's modeled after a Carnegie Hall program, which brings inmates together with local musicians, who help them compose lullabies for their kids.

The songs are recorded on a CD, which includes personal messages from the inmates to their children. The program is designed to help inmates reach out to their kids to ease the trauma of separation.

The Carnegie Institute hopes to learn from Alaska’s Lullaby Project, which became the first prison project of its kind to include men.

Rhonda McBride, host of Frontiers, and photojournalist Will Mader followed the men’s Lullaby Project from start to finish, including a special training session for the musicians, as they ventured into unchartered territory.

Watch the rest of the musical journey on Frontiers. “Hiland Lullaby Project: Dads in Yellow” airs on KTVA Channel 11 on Sunday at 5 p.m. or GCI Cable Channel 907 on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

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