January 3, 2013


Behind Bars: The Ultimate Prison Playlist

C. Taylor Crothers
C. Taylor Crothers

Yesterday, we brought you the story of the National Prison Radio's poll of most popular musicians among British prisoners, with Tupac leading the highly random list. It got us thinking about all the artists that have wrote about life in the big house, from Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" to Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak" to Eminem's "Criminal." Musicians have fought the law for decades; here's some of our favorite tales.