MC Hammer goes inside CSP‑Solano for Thanksgiving show

Singer MC Hammer sings into a microphone with inmates play instruments and sing backup.
MC Hammer performs with the CSP-Solano inmate band on Thanksgiving day.

By Lt. Deborah Blackwell

While families on the outside were carving turkey, those incarcerated at California State Prison, Solano, were treated to a special holiday show thanks to MC Hammer.

Stanley Burrell, an Oakland native better known by his stage name MC Hammer, visited the Vacaville prison on Thanksgiving day where he joined the inmate band to put on a show for visitors.

On the Level II Visiting patio, Hammer joined the incarcerated musicians to give visitors a special mini-concert for the holiday.

MC Hammer poses with inmates in a prison.
The inmate band poses with visiting singer MC Hammer on Thanksgiving day.