New studio opened in the MACO

June was an exciting month for JTR: the team has been working relentlessly and is pleased to finally announce the construction of a new recording studio!

The new Jail Time Records studio is located in the MACO (Maison d´Arrêt et de Correction de Ouagadougou), Ouagadougou’s prison in Burkina Faso.


Jail Time Records opens it’s new out-of-prison recording studio thanks to the activist brand ANTI-DO-TO.

The new recording studio is critical for the reintegration of ex-convicted artists into the community. The goal is that rappers, producers, former prison artists, and label affiliates can continue to cultivate their musical talent once they leave and, above all, keep away from what brought them to jail. In fact, in Cameroon, the recidivism rate is around 80%. Furthermore, the project seeks to change society’s perception of imprisonment. It is still considered taboo, especially for families, to accept those who have been in prison.

Check out ANTI-DO-TO’s capsule collection designed by Federico Curradi with artwork made by the inmates of the Central Prison of Douala here.