Prisons: The Station of Incarceration

The Station of Incarceration

There may be radio listeners who think all disk jockeys ought to be in jail. But in Angola, La., two DJs have started their careers behind bars. Big Brother Amin and the Duke of L.A., who broadcast five days a week from Station KLSP, are both armed-robbery convicts. Their target audience is also captive: the 4,645 inmates of Angola's 18,000-acre prison farm. The call letters for KLSP stand for Louisiana State Penitentiary, the "incarceration station" that is the only prisoner-run radio in the U.S.

Since starting up in August, KLSP has broadcast from a room in the prison compound using equipment...

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