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Music has the power to raise moral, increase mood, help heal and restore. Singer Naima Shalhoub knows exactly this and how important music is. She performs every week at the San Francisco County Women's Jail. For one hour, she sings her heart out to the incarcerated women.

She not only performs there but she is recording her first album IN the jail. Some of the inmates of come to her expressing how much her music means to them. One women even thank for her 'an hour of freedom". Naima knows how healing music can be and is happy to help by doing what she loves.

There are three main things Naima hopes all people can take away from her album:

1. The ability to critically think and ask themselves, are our systems restorative and transformative? Do they really allow for rehabilitation?

2.The power of music in the act of healing and restoration.

3. For people to feel heard and for the message to resonate.

She is also taking 50% of her record sales and donating them to re-entry programs for incarcerated women.

H/T Upworthy

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