Memphis rapper Project Pat speaks to inmates at West TN State Penitentiary

HENNING, Tenn. — A well-known Memphis rapper speaks to inmates.

Tennessee Department of Correction volunteer Patrick Houston, also known as “Project Pat,” spoke to the population at West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning today.

Project Pat began his career with appearances in the early 1990’s. However, the rapper knows about serving prison time first-hand.

He went on to serve several years in prison for robbery charges and then again for a parole violation after unlicensed guns were found in his car during a traffic stop.

He was released from prison in 2005.

“Don’t just give into the drugs you know that OD and all that cause it’s nothing but suicide, you know what I’m saying,” Project Pat said. “And you know, just don’t. You don’t have to do that, you know. You still alive and breathing, you have a chance.”

Project Pat says TDOC volunteers play a crucial role in helping incarcerated men and women turn their lives around by serving as a support system.

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