The ongoing radio drama serial Corrections gives me the chance to work with a truly unique group of collaborators: inmates of the maximum-security Donaldson Correctional Facility.
In the spirit and image of Bodylove, this series dramatizes the health concerns of these inmates, ranging from diabetes to Hepatitis C to senile dementia. The brainchild of my friend and colleague Dr. Connie Kohler, the project has us visiting a group of the inmates and work with them to select and guide the storylines they want to pursue. With a little extra crafting from yours truly, the result is a radio script that can be performed by these inmates themselves, under the direction of another friend and colleague, Dennis McLernon.
The result is something truly remarkable.
You can hear it all at http://www.soph.uab.edu/csch/corrections.