Sounds From The Slammer, a new podcast from journalists Adam Schrader and Angus Mordant, lets listeners hear music performed and written by inmates in prisons across the country.
Each episode, approximately 45 minutes long, features recorded interviews with these jailed artists and their music. This wouldn't be possible without the full support and encouragement from prison staff, who have (mostly) expressed high interest and gratitude at the opportunity to participate in our project.
Correctional officers have vocalized that these bands teach inmates responsibility and provide them with focus and an outlet for creative expression. We hope listeners also find value in this music/news hybrid podcast and seek to learn more about these artists and their works.
Stay tuned for other projects borne by Sounds From The Slammer.