Did Johnny Cash ever go to prison?

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Johnny Cash had seven overnight stays in jail for misdemeanor offenses, but he never really went to prison. These offenses ranged from smuggling prescription drugs to attempting to bribe a deputy after a car accident. His song "Starkville City Jail" was inspired by his 1965 arrest for trespassing on private property to pick flowers.

Cash was an advocate for prison reform, and his song "Man in Black" included lyrics explaining that he wore black "for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, but still is there because he's a victim of the times."

He also performed many concerts at prisons, starting with a 1958 concert at San Quentin State Prison. These concerts led to some of his most popular live albums, "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison," which opens with a performance of "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Johnny Cash at San Quentin."

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