Common Brings Message Of Hope & Redemption To Folsom State Inmates

Common Brings Message Of Hope & Redemption To Folsom State Inmates

“I’m blessed to have the opportunity to connect with my brothers..."

Published September 6th

Fresh on the heels of kicking off his Hope & Redemption TourCommon is bringing his social activism to center stage. The "Glory" rapper recently paid a visit to the Folsom State Prison in California, where he treated the inmates to a concert in part with his Imagine Justice initiative.

Imagine Justice took to social media to share the photos of Common’s inspiring trip through its “Faces of Mass Incarceration” photo series. The photos capture the men captivated by the MC, smiling with raised fists as the Chi-Town native performed. Other photos show Common heading down to the crowd of inmates to greet them.

“I’m blessed to have the opportunity to connect with my brothers inside Folsom State Prison and perform for them to inspire them and spread a message of hope, redemption, justice, love and compassion,” the rapper wrote in an Instagram post.

The multi-hyphenate star recently documented his four-day prison tour visits in a YouTube web series titled The Hope & Redemption Tour, giving viewers the opportunity to hear the heartfelt stories of the women and men facing lengthy prison sentences and what their lives are like behind the prison walls.

Faces of Mass Incarceration || At @Common's Hope & Redemption Prison Tour. Photo by @Emily_Berkey.

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Written by Kai Miller

(Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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