Re:sound #181 The Texas State Pen Show

from  Re:sound

Oct 11, 2013

 

This hour: we present two very different stories about the Texas State Penitentiary. Both are about soul - the kind you dance to, and the kind you pray for. Prisoner Soul by Vivienne Perry, presented by Gary Younge (BBC Radio 4, 2013) In the late 60s and early 70s, the Texas prison system chose to put a little more cash and a lot more creativity into its effort to stave off prisoner violence, boredom and recidivism by allowing prisoners to form bands and record music. Ministry of Presenc...more

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