Today’s “Snapshot” comes from the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) archives, which Project Archivist Molly Frazier has been diligently organizing.
While sorting through over 40 years of material, PLAP has uncovered another relic from the dark ages — a PLAP mix tape created in April 1991. A mix tape, you say? How quaint! But, it’s not your typical mix tape, full of gushy love songs. Not unless you consider “Psycho Killer”, “Back on the Chain Gang”, “Fight the Power”, and other warm-and-fuzzy favorites “romantic”. This tape definitely warrants a listen… at a loud volume.
But instead of making limited edition copies to distribute to the rare individuals who still have tape decks, we thought we’d bring music sharing into the 21st century. So, for your listening pleasure, we’ve created a 1991 PLAP playlist on Spotify. Don’t be surprised if you start feeling like going up against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Disciplinary Board after a few tracks.
Not to be outdone by previous Administrative Director Lisa Dealy (now the Assistant Dean of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs), PLAP’s current Administrative Director Sarah Morton has created a 2012 PLAP playlist on Spotify based on suggestions from 2011-2012 PLAPers. While some things change at PLAP, others stay the same, including a common love of The Clash, Talking Heads, and foraging for free food.
Feeling a little nostalgic? Then don’t forget to save the date for:
PLAP’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Open House & Reception in WCC
Fri, Apr 20 at 6pm
Sat, Apr 21, 2:15-3:30pm
Stay tuned for additional details!