Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part One of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about how the idea of prisons as economic development first came to the mountains in the 1980s.

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part Two of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about what happened in our neighboring counties after the prisons opened.

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part Three of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about the social and cultural affects prisons have had on the mountain communities that host them and on the people who work in them.

Attorney Wes Addington’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate on Miner’s Health and Safety

In April, Attorney Wes Addington from the Appalachian Citizens Law Center here in Whitesburg, KY traveled to Washington D.C. to give testimony to the U.S. Senate regarding mine safety. The Hearing took place on April 27th, 2010, and was titled, “Putting Safety First: Strengthening Enforcement and Creating a Culture of Compliance at Mines and Other […]