A Texas Prison’s Radio Station Helps Incarcerated Men Build Community

A Texas Prison’s Radio Station Helps Incarcerated Men Build Community
A Texas Prison’s Radio Station Helps Incarcerated Men Build Community

A Texas Prison’s Radio Station Helps Incarcerated Men Build Community

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The men on death row in Allan B. Polunsky Unit, a maximum security prison in southeastern Texas, spend most of their time in solitary confinement, isolated from each other. Now, a prison radio station is giving them a sense of community and a way to be heard.

Keri Blakinger talks about how it started and the impact it’s had. Read her piece “The Prisoner-Run Radio Station That’s Reaching Men on Death Row” at The Marshall Project.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

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