In the year 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once-great city of New York becomes the one maximum-security prison for the entire country. A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem river, and down along the Brooklyn shoreline. It completely surrounds Manhattan Island.

All bridges and waterways are mined.

The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped around the island. The prison’s name – New York Maximum Security Penitentiary – Manhattan Island….

There are no guards inside the prison: only prisoners and the worlds they have made.
The year now… 1997…

Adapted for Audio by Bill Hollweg from an Original Concept by John Carpenter and Nick Castle
Produced, Engineered, and Directed by Stevie K. Farnaby (AKA SKiFfle)

This Audio Dramatisation contains frequent strong language, and numerous scenes of a violent nature. It is therefore not recommended for a younger audience, or for those listeners of a nervous disposition. Discretion is advised.

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