Prison program connects incarcerated mothers, musicians to perform songs for their children

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EAGLE RIVER, Alaska – Christmas is a little more than a month away, but it can be a bittersweet time for children whose parents are incarcerated.

Now, a program in Alaska is helping mothers connect with their children through music.

Project Lullaby unites incarcerated mothers with musicians to help them express themselves through music.

“It’s hard to express to your kids that you’ve messed up,” Rebecca Lloyd told KTUU. “Music is a really good way to express your feelings without having it be awkward, you know?”

The mothers are able to write a song and perform it for their children.

The program has only been around for two years, but Hiland Superintendent Gloria Johnson says two former inmates who participated in the program last year returned to help out this year.

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