Music sales are skyrocketing across the US.  No, not on iTunes but in the Joint aka prison. According to Music Radar

A Los Angeles company called Pack Central started selling music to The USA’s incarcerated in 2003, and is now doing $1 million of business every year

Ironically it’s not CD’s that are leading the charge, it’s good old cassettes.  Cassettes comprise 60% of sales.  It turns out the CD is good for more than playing music.  It’s also perfect for making the shank that puts MuttDog in his place for tearing out page three of your Oui magazine.  They even take out the screws in the cassette because…actually I can’t even think what you could possibly do with those things that would be harmful but after watching 4 seasons of OZ, nothing surprises me.  The reasons behind the success of Pack Central is obvious, no competition.  There are no illegal downloads or even Internet connections for that matter.  The bootleg market isn’t necessary because you can buy the music for regular rates and can choose anything from Lil’ Wayne to Pink Floyd.  Here’s a list of the Top 5 prison hits this week.

1. Don’t Dance With Him He’s Got the Booty Flu

by Ouch and the Broomsticks

2. I Kissed a Boy and I Liked It

by Lipstick on a Pig

3. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

by Guy in Block C

4. Love Shank

by Chester and the Molestors

5. Lolipop

by Lil’ Wayne (he’s hot everywhere)