Violent prisoners reforming through music

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Two men convicted on charges related to murder are said to be turning their lives around, in part through a music programme conducted by government’s Department of Culture.

Prison Music Teacher Lola Kirby-Peterson says 28-year-old Clayton Davis Jr and 30-year-old Lionel Ferril have shown themselves ready to take the UK’s Trinity Guildhall Music Exam.

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Kirby-Peterson was speaking to Observer Radio yesterday (Saturday).

She says Davis, who is in prison for attempted murder and Ferril, in prison for murder, are proving to be quite productive behind bars.

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Culture Department’s Music Coordinator Lola Kirby-Peterson.

She says the prison’s music programme is in dire need of furniture.