April 1, 2020

Episode 25: New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot

On February 2nd, 1980, tensions came to a breaking point at the New Mexico State Penitentiary.  "But wait" you cry, "you said you don't cover acts of malice!"  Trust us, the disaster here is the bungling before, during, and after the riot.  Mistreat your prisoners long enough, and what do you get?  Axe handles, blowtorches, snitches getting way more than stitches, and a hundred hand-written pages going up in flames.



Leigh's song pick:: The Last Act of Defiance by Exodus


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