A Flint, Michigan jail is getting a music studio for inmates to produce and write music.

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Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced the news on Wday, March 13th, during an Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education (I.G.N.I.T.E) graduation for Genesee County Jail inmates.

According to ABC 12, the music studio will located on the fifth floor of the Genesee County Jail and is a partnership with Flint Institute of Music.

You may remember that musician Jelly Roll visited the Genesee County Jail on December 5th, 2023. NBC 25 reports that the music superstar is sponsoring the music studio and that Jelly Roll (according to Sheriff Swanson) will return to Flint at some point.

It is unclear the extent of Jelly Roll's sponsorship at this time.

Sheriff Chris Swanson via Facebook
Sheriff Chris Swanson via Facebook

The I.G.N.I.T.E graduation yesterday was the 26th ceremony at the Genesee County Jail. The program is growing nationwide and is now being endorsed by Harvard University.

If you are not familiar, with the mission of I.G.N.I.T.E, it is as follows,

I.G.N.I.T.E's mission is to reverse the cycle of generational incarceration through education.

Educating inmates has numerous benefits that help reduce recidivism and make the community safer.

By providing inmates with valuable job training, they are equipped with skills they can use upon release to gain meaningful employment and reduce their likelihood of reoffending.

The Jailhouse Music Studio inside the Genesee County Jail is projected to open this summer 2024.

We will keep you posted regarding Jelly Roll potentially returning to Flint, Michgian.

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