….I have been in a few prisons, as a visitor, I can assure.
Stinking, miserable places. Sweaty, stinky, for sure, dangerous, maybe. Always I was under supervision. Florida Prisons have no AC. Ugh. Lots of security, obviously. They give you a “dolly”, a little e-thing you activate if you get hit. That never happened, and I have to say, these guys were great. They were fine. They were short-timers, about to be released, and really just wanted to get out.
After working with short-timers about to be released, talking to them, boy, I can only imagine the joy if they got to hear Johnny Cash. I could see on their faces. I saw them finish their hard time. They were just looking forward to getting out. The stories they told.
Johnny Cash’s last performance: