Postcards from the County

...was recorded by men incarcerated in the Pittsburgh Institution near Kingston Ontario, Canada.


Tracks followed by P.I. indicate original works by inmates who have desired anonymity.
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Chris Brown was inspired to start Pros and Cons (encouraging professional mentorship of inmates) over four years ago after the closure of the prison agricultural program, including the farm at Pittsburgh Institution.
“It is said that it is easier to build children than to repair broken men; but who amongst us decides which of us is broken and unworthy of repair? As someone who has been held by the hands of time for over 18 years as the sands of time continue to fall, I am speaking from experience: I have built a foundation to securely walk on with the comfort and creativity of music. It has nurtured my soul, providing me with lessons of wisdom and understanding to pass on.”
Lawrence Da Silva, former federal prisoner

Original artwork by program participants

All images anonymous and protected

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