Lockup http://wfpl.org en MSNBC: Bolton Wrong About Lockup Contract Details http://wfpl.org/post/msnbc-bolton-wrong-about-lockup-contract-details <p>A producer with MSNBC's award-winning prison documentary series "Lockup" says Louisville Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton made inaccurate statements about the city’s contract with the cable news network.</p><p>The series began filming at the city jail earlier this year, and its <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/msnbcs-lockup-features-louisville-jail">season debut Saturday will feature footage from the corrections department</a>. Bolton told WFPL in a telephone interview that Metro Corrections was given final edit approval and that his department had received $20,000 from the show for leadership development.</p><p>But MSNBC spokeswoman Wessie Vieria says Bolton’s claims are not true, and the cable network never gave Metro Corrections the rights to final editorial control of the show’s content.</p><p>"MSNBC does not ever give any editorial control to the people who appear in the stories and it was not different in this case. MSNBC and NBC News have final editorial control over every episode of Lockup and that is very, very clearly stated in our agreements with the jails and the prison," she says.</p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:32:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2011 at http://wfpl.org MSNBC: Bolton Wrong About Lockup Contract Details MSNBC's Lockup Features Louisville Jail http://wfpl.org/post/msnbcs-lockup-features-louisville-jail <p>MSNBC's award-winning prison documentary series "Lockup" is making its season premiere this Saturday with footage from the Louisville Metro Corrections Jail.</p><p>The series began filming at the city facility earlier this year, and <a href="http://video.msnbc.msn.com/documentaries/49214860">features repeat offender Brian Voltz</a> along with local inmates discussing their workout routines. The show is a ratings magnet for the cable news network that highlights sometimes violent footage of inmates in maximum security state prisons.</p><p>Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton says the show’s producers approached the department to see if they were interested, but that his staff urged him to participate.</p><p>"What I did is I engaged our entire staff and I put it out to a vote to them," he says. "And overwhelmingly they came back and said 'yeah, this might be an opportunity for us to showcase what we do and show the country a little bit about Louisville Metro and how we do things.'"</p><p>Check it out:</p><p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" id="msnbc52c7d4" height="245" width="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640"><param name="FlashVars" value="launch=49278732&amp;width=420&amp;height=245"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="launch=49278732&amp;width=420&amp;height=245" name="msnbc52c7d4" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="245" width="420"></object></p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:01:19 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1967 at http://wfpl.org MSNBC's Lockup Features Louisville Jail