- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 10, 2002


MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. —A film crew for VH1's "Music Behind Bars" shot scenes for the new half-hour program at Mount Olive Correctional Complex recently.

The show, which premieres next month, features songs created and performed by prison inmates.

"We are trying to focus on the real music and the real people that exist behind bars," said Executive Producer Jay Blumenfeld.

"In this kind of show, we are not trying to produce television with a capital 'T,' we are trying to tell it like it is. No lights, no huge cameras," he said.

A four-person team was at the Fayette County maximum security prison for four days to film musical performances and interview inmates and staff.

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