Listen to the 9 bands competing in the Battle of the Bands at the North Central Correctional Complex and then vote for the one you like best.


MARION -- Each year the North Central Correctional Complex in Marion, Ohio holds a reentry fair for inmates soon to be released from prison. It's a chance for them to connect with outside resources that will help them get their lives back on track.

This year the event had a little twist. It included N.C.C.Cs first ever Battle of the Bands with prisoner musicians. Channel 3's Monica Robins, a musician herself, was asked to be judge and jury.

Nine bands performed, many of whom had only been practicing for a few days or weeks. In order to participate, inmates must exhibit good behavior. The program also required them to work together to make some amazing music. The inmates took care of everything from set up to sound and performance.

Watch the clips of the bands below, then vote on who you would select as the winner.

Battle of the Bands: Dooms Day

Battle of the Bands: Mean Jeremy

Battle of the Bands: The One

Battle of the Bands: Escape from the Tragic

Battle of the Bands: In the Face of Adversity

Battle of the Bands: Strictly Business

Battle of the Bands: Demascus Roads

Battle of the Bands: Los Prisoneros Del Norte

Battle of the Bands: Contraband

Poll: Cast Your Vote

Mobile User text your vote to 25543.

Text A to vote for Dooms Day

Text B to vote for Mean Jeremy

Text C to vote for The One

Text D to vote for Escape from the Tragic

Text E to vote for In the Face of Adversity

Text F to vote for Strictly Business

Text G to vote for Demascus Roads

Text H to vote for Los Prisoneros Del Norte

Text I to vote for Contraband