MUSIC CITY BEHIND THE WALLS

TENNESSEE STATE PRISON

prison
For nearly one hundred years, the Tennessee State Prison contained some of the most dangerous men in the state of Tennessee. With twenty foot tall limestone walls, topped with five feet of barbed wire, and powered with 2,300 volts of deadly electricity. Few men were successful with their escape attempts. Many tried, but only a few lived to tell their story. This prison was built like a fortress, and was intended to keep the inmates completely shut off from the public, and everything else outside the walls. TSP served its purpose for the most part, but there is one thing those thick limestone walls couldn’t keep out, and that’s the power of music.

Click here to read this article!

 

 

Support Historic Nashville

Your support helps Historic Nashville, Inc. preserve Nashville and Davidson County's historic places.

Get Involved

© Copyright 2021 , Historic Nashville Inc. All Rights Reserved. Design & Development by NSFS.