Scott Nolan's trip to Folsom Prison focus of new doc
"Visiting Day" screens on CBC-TV on August 29 at 7 p.m.
Scott Nolan credits music with saving his life. After struggles with alcohol as a teenager and a serious brush with the law, he discovered a way to channel his talent.
"Things could have gone a lot differently for me. Music smartened me up just in time."
After his father left and his mother took her own life, Patrick and one of his brothers spent a lot of time on the streets. By the time he was 16, Patrick Nolan had received a three-year prison term on an assault charge.
Scott Nolan developed a bond with his cousin when Patrick spent time living with his family in Winnipeg.
But shortly after that, Patrick moved to California where he murdered a man and was sentenced to life in Folsom State Prison.
Visiting Day retells the story using letters written between the two cousins, and follows Scott Nolan on his first trip to the prison where Patrick Nolan spent his final years.