Johnny Cash Performs at Folsom Prison
On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash put on a concert at Folsom Prison. The resulting album that was recorded that day revitalized his career.
Cash first became interested in Folsom State Prison (America’s second-oldest prison) when he was in the U.S. Air Force Security Service. During that service in 1953, his unit watched Crane Wilbur’s crime film, Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.