Sunday, January 25, 2009

There But For Fortune...

This is from a 1972 concert at Sing Sing. In it, she calls for 'razing the prisons to the ground'. A little too kumbaya for me. We need prisons because there are some truly evil people that need to be locked away from the rest of us, but even Joanie could not have foreseen the growth of the Prison Industry Complex and the abuse and oppression that exists today.

I've never seen the inside of anything worse than county lockups, but I sure could have if things had gone a little different over the years, e.g. getting caught, thus the title of the post.

Joan Baez ~ Prison Trilogy aka Three Stories

Thanks, Tassl3hoffMk2.

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