Prison bosses hope the movie, which follows Cash's career and struggles with drink an drugs, will show prisoners they are not without hope.
JOE AVILA, California executive director of the nonprofit Prison Fellowship, tells the Hollywood Reporter, "We invited 20th Century Fox to screen Walk the Line at Folsom because the lesson of Johnny Cash is that it's never too late for a man to turn his life around, and that's a story these men need to hear."
Phoenix, who will be at the 3 January screening, adds, "(Cash) believed in the power of redemption and offered his unique gift to anyone who needed to find it within them, and in the process, he inspired millions. I can think of no greater way to honour him than to carry on his legacy of using music to connect to all people."
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