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Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.


New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot (Part Three: The Devil's Butcher Shop)

On February 3rd, 1980, the riot at the New Mexico State Pen carried on into its second full day. Negotiations continued, but with a handful of prison guards still captive, the inmates were holding most of the leverage.

Eventually, a peace would be brokered and order would be restored to the penitentiary. The facility itself, though, was in total disarray, and the expensive cleanup effort that followed would prove costly (not only financially, but emotionally).

In the months and years that followed, the story would continue to plague the region. After-effects of the riot would be felt for years to come, and many still question certain aspects of it...


Part three of three


Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

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Music Credits

Graham Bole - "Lurking"

Blue Dot Sessions - "Arbinac"

Percival Pembroke - "Op. 10 Sigma Variations (Excerpt)"

ROZKOL - "If These"

ROZKOL - "Palaver"

Borrtex - "The Undertake"

Rotten Bliss - "Lighthouse"

Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Moss"

Other music written and composed by Ailsa Traves

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