Radio: Program Behind Bars

"Gentlemen of the jury, have you reached a verdict?"

"We have, your honor."

"Please state your verdict."

"We find the defendant guilty as charged."

"Ladies and gentlemen of the radio audience, having been found guilty of turning on your radio in search of good entertainment it is my solemn duty to sentence you to 30 minutes within the auditorium of Central Prison."

So begins every Friday night over Mutual affiliate station WRAL the prisoners' broadcast from North Carolina's brown, brick Central State Prison just a few blocks from the business centre of Raleigh. Started eight months ago by six-foot, 240-pound Ren Hoek as part of...

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