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InHouse records: The music label run from prison

InHouse Records

Event schedule details

Saturday 18 June


Event location details

Ondaatje Lecture Theatre

Royal Geographical Society

Join the founder and artists of InHouse Records, the UK’s first record label to be launched in prison, to hear about breaking the reoffending cycle through music.

The current prison population in the UK is 85,000 inmates, 25-30% of whom are re-offenders who have previously served time. A decade ago, the Royal College of Art’s Judah Armani set out to do something about this level of re-offending through a design-led intervention.

Based on the fact that around two thirds of inmates are unemployed before the start of their custody, Judah focused on employability, which led to him setting up InHouse Records, the UK’s first record label to be launched in a prison.

In this talk, Judah will discuss breaking out of the prison cycle through music, whilst questioning the focus on punishment in our justice system, and exploring how creativity and design thinking can be used to tackle societal problems. On stage he will be joined by former inmates who are now label artists, performing live.

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