Supporters from outside the prison had awarded Kemper with two trophies for his dedication to the program, where both are displayed at the Volunteers prison office. The recordings took place in the same room, which contained eight recording booths, two monitor booths and a batter of sophisticated tape duplication equipment.
“I can’t begin to tell you what this has meant to me, to be able to do something constructive for someone else, to be appreciated by so many people, the good feeling it gives me after what I have done,” Kemper said.
Kemper, otherwise known as the "Co-ed Killer," is serving eight concurrent life sentences for the slaughter of six female college students, his mother and her friend. He had previously served time at the Atascadero State Hospital for the murders of his parental grandparents.
He is notoriously known for the brutal nature of his killings and for regularly engaging in necrophilia with the butchered corpses.
Listen to a snipet of Kemper reading a passage from Flowers in the Attic: