In addition to his recent set of live performances for small audiences, Justin Bieber visited Los Angeles County’s California State Prison to meet with a group of prisoners involved in a seminary program and to learn about the maximum-security institution’s faith-based initiatives.
Bieber, along with his wife, met with prisoners involved in The Urban Ministry Institute, as well as the Paws for Life K9 Rescue program, which allows the incarcerated to train dogs to become service animals for military vets. Thanks to conversations during his visit, the Grammy Award winner went into his own pocket to provide buses to transport family members who’ve been unable to visit their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to playing his hit “Lonely,” Justin said, “It was a life-changing experience that I will never forget…. It was such an honor listening to their stories and seeing how strong their faith is.” Bieber’s visit was in partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and ARC founder and One Community CEO Scott Budnick, who invited the pop star to come to the prison to learn more about the programs.
Watch the Justin Bieber prison performance.
A few weeks ago in front of the young students of MacArthur Park Visual and Performing Arts Elementary, the Canadian crooner performed a number of hits, including “Intentions,” “Holy” and more singles from his Billboard 200 No. 1 charting albums Changes and Justice. The event was put on by Baby2Baby and Amazon as part of their welcome-back festivities.