At one of the harshest federal prisons in the country, inmates are left with their wrists and ankles cuffed for hours, days and sometimes weeks at a time. The prison says it's a safety issue. Inmates say it's punishment.
Born in Joplin Missouri and raised in Detroit, Charles McPherson was a disciple of Charlie Parker but added his own sound to the bebop language. His sax can be heard on the film "Bird" and on recordings with Charles Mingus. Dig the sound and spirit of Charles McPherson Monday night on the 9 O'clock Special on K-Jazz.