New Podcast Takes A Look At Prison

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A new six-part podcast called Forgotten Prison launches this week. The new show was created in a collaboration between KNKX.org and Washington State History Museum, and will be airing on KNKX in Tacoma starting Tuesday.

The now-abandoned prison on McNeil Island operated for 136 years. Today, McNeil is home to the Special Commitment Center, which houses Washington state’s “sexually violent predators.” A collaboration between KNKX and the Washington State History Museum, Forgotten Prison tells the stories of inmates, guards, and children who grew up on the island.