Photos of insane prisoners at Kentucky State Reformatory’s psychiatric unit

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 11 October 2013

Here’s a haunting look at what life is like on the inside for some of Kentucky’s prisoners suffering with mental illness. Photographed by Jenn Ackerman, this collection of pictures was run by Business Insider and documents life in Kentucky State Reformatory’s psychiatric unit.

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Appalshop: for Appalachian music, culture and history

Matt Bauer Reader Find

By Matt Bauer in Cool Travel on Friday 27 May 2011

Appalshop, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, is a great resource for anyone interested in Appalachian music, culture and history. It’s dedicated to giving voice to people of the region to tell their own story. You can watch lots of great performances and clips from documentaries they’ve made on their website and stream their radio station as well. […]

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Young Widows

Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Monday 3 November 2008

Arriving two years after their debut, Settle Down City, Old Wounds completes Young Widows’ transformation into a top-shelf rock band firing on all cylinders. Forging the best parts of Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Fugazi and The Melvins, Old Wounds is a series of dynamic, thoughtful tunes anchored by cavernous grooves that will certainly push most speakers to their breaking point.

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