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“Behind The Bars: A Week Dedicated to Music In, About, and From Prisons” is Soundfly’s collection of new and existing content that explores the role of music in prison reform initiatives from a number of contemporary and historical angles.

Johnny Cash performing at Folsom Prison, January 1968.

A Historical Primer on Prison Music

Music in prisons has long been considered a key device for rehabilitation. Amanda Petrusich examines its history, from Ellington to Cash and The Clash.