When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry

Terror Plot Hatched In California Prison

A terrorist plot to attack military and Jewish sites in the Los Angeles area this coming Sept. 11 was devised inside a cell at the New Folsom State Prison, a maximum-security prison outside Sacramento, Calif.

And people thought Folsom Prison was tough in Johnny Cash’s day. If this isn’t an argument for the death penalty or for locking some of these criminals up and literally throwing away the key, I don’t know what is. Whatever happened to that idea of putting them on an island, dropping food every few months from an airplane and shooting anyone who tried to leave.

my mama told me, son
Always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns
But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowin’, I hang my head and cry….