Black and white digital illustration of the cover of a Nash News issue -- all caps text at top reads “The Nash News” and below, an abstract graphic of many overlapping circles composed of stripes and dots.

The Prison Newspaper

Episode #226

2023-07-07 05:00:32


A little over sixty years ago, there were 250 prison newspapers being published on a regular basis. Today, there are 26. We visit Nash Correctional Institution in North Carolina to meet Phillip Vance Smith, II, the editor of The Nash News.

Learn more about the American Prison Newspapers digitization project here. Listen to more of Fresh Air’s interview with Angolite editor Wilbert Rideau here. Special thanks to Terry Gross and Fresh Air, which is produced at NPR member station WHYY and distributed by NPR.