The September Carolina Catholic show discusses the Penitentiary of New Mexico's Old Main Prison which was the scene of a devastating riot in February 1980. The prison is now a museum, and Mario and Judi Paparozzi took a tour of the prison in August 2014. In this show, they will talk about their years in corrections, Judi's work at this prison before the riot, and what led to and happened during the most deadly riot in American history. We will also share several miracles that happened during the riot in the prison's Catholic chapel.

Listen to the show

Show Notes


Documentary of riot
Raw footage of riot
Prison crucifix returned to diocese


The Penitentiary in Crisis by Mark Colvin
The Hate Factory by Georgelle Hirliman
The Devil's Butcher Shop by Roger Morris


Aerial view of the prison
Layout of the prison

Or send a check to:
  Wilmington Catholic Radio 
  PO Box 12321
  Wilmington, NC 28405



Wilmington Catholic Radio is an affiliate of Relevant Radio and of EWTN Radio, both of which are listener supported non-profit radio networks.  

St. Michael the Archangel

Wilmington Catholic Radio is an apostolate serving the Catholic Church and consistently operating in accord with the principles and truths of the Catholic Faith as expressed in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the living Magisterium of the Church. Our goal is to always provide the community with solid Catholic teaching so Catholics can have an easy way to learn more about their faith, and for non-Catholics to learn what the Church really teaches. This is our mission.