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John Legend is headed to prison!


John Legend is going to prison…but it’s not for anything bad. Legend has announced the multiyear initiative, FREE AMERICA a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy and Oscar winning singer will visit and perform at a correctional facility on tomorrow in Austin, Texas and be a part of a press conference with state legislators to discuss Texas’ criminal justice system.

“We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country,” Legend said. “It’s destroying families, it’s destroying communities and we’re the most incarcerated country in the world, and when you look deeper and look at the reasons we got to this place, we as a society made some choices politically and legislatively, culturally to deal with poverty, deal with mental illness in a certain way and that way usually involves using incarceration.”

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