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June 2 - Vox One and Boston Jazz Voices in Newton

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    VOX ONE TO PERFORM IN NEWTON; BOSTON JAZZ VOICES TO OPEN Proceeds to benefit the Middlesex County Prison Coordinating Committee (MCPCC) WHEN: Saturday, June 2,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 21, 2007
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      Proceeds to benefit the Middlesex County Prison Coordinating
      Committee (MCPCC)

      WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

      WHERE: The Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street, Newton MA
      02458 (directions available through the MCPCC website below)

      INFO: Carol Winton, MCPCC Coordinator (617) 738-1248 and

      TICKETS: Admission $20

      Vox One, the celebrated a cappella jazz quintet, is performing a
      benefit concert at 8 pm, Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the Eliot Church of
      Newton, 474 Centre Street, Newton MA. Boston Jazz Voices, an
      eighteen voice a cappella ensemble, will open with jazz, swing and
      contemporary harmonies inspired by Gene Puerling arrangements. The
      two groups are coming together to help the Middlesex County Prison
      Coordinating Committee (MCPCC) meet the rising costs of laboring in
      an often neglected area. For 25 years MCPCC has promoted the
      rehabilitative efforts of the administration, staff and prisoners at
      the Billerica House of Correction and the Cambridge Jail by addressing
      specific needs, encouraging transparency through citizen support and
      oversight and promoting community awareness of criminal justice issues.

      Proceeds from the Vox One performance with Boston Jazz Voices will
      directly support MCPCC's work. Vox One is also donating a percentage
      of their CD sales.


      An incorporated non-profit, MCPCC, Inc. originated in faith
      communities of Middlesex County and continues to serve the whole
      prison system-the correctional officers, the staff, the
      administration, and the prisoners.

      MCPCC volunteers and staff address specific needs, provide citizen
      support and oversight, and promote community interest in the wider
      issues of criminal justice.

      MCPCC works towards:
      Maintaining a supportive relationship at all the Middlesex county
      correctional facilities; Finding ways to help both prisoners and those
      who work at the facilities; Providing an exchange of information;
      Helping inmates return to society; Advocating on behalf of prison
      issues such as salaries and working conditions of correctional
      officers, prisoners' rights, budget needs and sentencing procedures;
      Finding and encouraging volunteers to work at the prisons on specific
      programs; Being a positive presence at our county correctional
      facilities while reminding the institution it is accountable to the

      More specifically, MCPCC has:
      Collected used paperback books for the prison library; Initiated
      letter writing campaigns to state lawmakers advocating progressive
      legislation; Facilitated the discussion of prison issues in the
      community; Collected winter jackets and sweatshirts for inmates to
      have upon release; Advocated for and obtained chapel space; Encouraged
      treatment programs for gambling, drugs, and alcohol abuse; Donated
      prizes for annual inmate prose, poetry, and art contests; Donated
      audio tapes for fathers to record stories to be sent home to their
      children; Published a monthly newsletter; and other activities.
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