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The Prison Show is a unique radio chat fest discussing the Texas criminal justice system, that has aired on Houston’s Pacifica radio station KPFT 90.1fm weekly since March 1980. Join us as we talk about Cops, Courts, Jails, Prisons, Probation, Parole, and just Life in general! The program airs Friday night at 9 p.m. - central time

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Tonight we will visit with Maurice C. a dedicated volunteer in the AA programs in TDCJ about his book, God is at the Meeting! We will also hear the words of Mr. Ernest McMillan as he spoke at the Sunbelt Prison Symposium... Join us!

From the symposium Sunbelt Prisons and the Carceral State: New Frontiersof State Power, Resistance, and Racial Oppression at Southern Methodist University on Saturday, March 24th, 2012, the Prison Show is proud to present: Living... more

Tonight we are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Ian Ross, an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore. He... more

Join us for our First Friday Celebration as we go to phone calls at 9:30 and facilitate more connections as we Keep Prison Families Together on KPFT!

Lynda Greene from the DeGeorge Center will be joining us along with some folks from Goodwill and Mr. David Sands of the VA to discuss issues faced by incarcerated Veterans.

Join us as we revisit the movie INCENDIARY with Director Joe Bailey Jr., and Dave Atwood of the Texas Coalition Against The Death Penalty! Joe initially joined us on Feb. 3rd, but due to a short show, and lightning damage, we just... more

It is Friday Night Out with The Prison Show! Not sure what we're going to discuss tonight, but you can bet we will have a grand ol' time! Join us!

It's the first Friday and as usual, we will go to phone calls at 9:30! But first we'll discuss a thought provoking documentary: INCENDIARY, the willingham case, with Director and Producer Joe Bailey Jr.. Tune in!

Eroy Brown is up for parole. Brown's case highlights a long-standing issue with Texas' parole system: a reluctance to parole longtime offenders with high-profile cases, even those who soon will be freed anyway, and those with serious and... more

Earlier this week NPR released a story nationally about The Prison Show. The response has been tremendous! On this weeks show we'll talk with NPR reporter Carrie Feibel about her experience in putting the piece together, and the impact... more

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