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John Legend leaves the Travis County Correctional Complex in Austin, Texas, after visiting inmates and performing a couple of songs on Thursday April 16, 2015.

*John Legend held a mini-concert for prisoners in Texas yesterday as part of his “Free America” campaign.

The singer performed a few songs at the Travis County Correctional Complex following a press conference at the Senate chamber, The Statesmen newspaper reports.

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John Legend makes his way to his car with Sen. Rodney Ellis ,right, after he brought some star power to the Texas Capitol on Thursday, April 16, 2015

During the conference, the 36-year-old urged the state’s government to consider revamping their current correction system.

”Every Texan deserves a better justice system,” he says. “They say everything is bigger in Texas. Yes unfortunately, that extends to the state’s corrections system as well.

”Texas puts too many people behind bars, and that means taxpayers, families and communities are paying a heavy price for those policies.”