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From June 5, 2014: Kingston Whig Standard

About three years ago, as the prison farm at Pittsburgh Institution was decommissioned, musician Chris Brown felt compelled to do something to fill the newly created void.

“I became involved with that, and wanted to continue contributing to my environment,” explained the Wolfe Island resident. “In the past, I have a history of doing protests and fundraisers, and this time, especially with the destruction of the farms, I wanted to get in there and do something positive.”

So Brown approached the then-chaplain of the minimum-security prison, Kate Johnson, one evening after, fittingly, the documentary Music in the Big House was aired as part of a fundraiser.

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