A female singing duo, who for years have been performing live concerts at Japanese prisons and encouraging inmates to reform their ways to successfully reenter society, have come quite a way since their days of nervousness onstage.

At an event earlier this year, the group known as Paix2 (pronounced pay-pay) crooned for an audience of nearly 900 clean-shaven men, who sat eerily quiet as they watched the women perform at Yokohama Prison.

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