The Prison Show

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According to their Facebook page, “The Prison Show” is a live radio program airing Fridays at 9pm Central Time on KPFT FM 90.1 Houston, streaming at

Ex-con and gay activist Ray Hill founded The Prison Show on Houston’s KPFT 90.1 FM in 1980. Although the target audience is inmates in Texas state and federal prisons, including death row, prisoners worldwide listen to it on-line.

The current Prison Show gang is a motley crew of ex-offenders, teachers, professors, lawyers, chaplains, activists, ex-politicos, male and female who see the error in the current prison system and the “worth in the American people lost but not forgotten still inside.”

In addition to the regular staff, counts on a number of expert guests who discuss subjects like prison health care, legal issues and the death penalty.

The Prison Show uses the first hour to discuss issues of interest to convicts. The second session is a call-in session where friends and family and addressed their loved ones behind bars.

With the largest prison population in the world (over two million), I guess it makes sense for US prisoners to have their own radio show.

Voice of America (the CIA radio station) has a great video of the KPFT studio during a Prison show broadcast at the following link (it can’t be embedded on WordPress).