Can an EP Recorded by Prisoners Spark Criminal Justice Reform Talk?

In May 2015, B.L. Shirelle was finishing up a prison term at Muncy State Correctional Institution in Pennslvania. She felt apprehensive about her imminent return to civilian life, having spent most of her last decade behind bars, and this tension served as the basis for a track titled "Headed to the Streets." "It took me maybe 15 minutes to write that song," Shirelle tells Rolling Stone. "I had all that anxiety in real time."

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