Danny Robins at BBC News: Johnny Cash and his prison reform campaign

Cash’s famous live albums recorded at Folsom Prison and San Quentin are the stuff of music legend - likely to feature on any critic’s list of defining albums of the 1960s.

But it’s much less well-known that these were only two of many prison concerts Cash played over the course of almost 30 years.

Fitting the gigs in around his relentless touring schedule, the “Man in Black” performed for inmates all over the US, always unpaid, and in the process, became a passionate and vocal spokesman for prisoners’ rights.

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