Project Title
Life Sentence: a Series of Listen-Ins


Grant Amount


Beginning January 2013, Melanie Hammet will produce a series of living room performances based on the story of Clarence Harrison. Mr. Harrison served 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated based on DNA evidence through the help of the Georgia Innocence Project.

Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst have written a set of songs that tell Clarence’s story. At each Listen-In, hosted in living rooms around metro Atlanta, audiences will hear Clarence, Melanie, and Ben describe—through music and stories—what was lost, what was gained, and what can never be returned.