Pete has been working in penal institutions since 2001 when he was Artist in Residence at HMP Birmingham for 3 months as part of the Arts Council's 'Year of the Artist'. Since then he has worked regularly with juvenile and young offenders, in remand centres and in the Reaside Clinic - a medium secure unit in Birmingham. In April 2014 he completed a pilot choir project at HMP Durham helping inmates to learn vocal technique, to practice positive interaction with one another and to grow in confidence. From April 2015 he has been running a choir at HMP Birmingham - a Choirs Beating Time project.