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San Quentin Prison

A Day Inside the Most Notorious Prison in the U.S.

Janardhan "Jay" Chodagam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact

As I walked and talked to these men, it felt like striking up a conversation in a park. They were regular people. I felt safe having long conversation with them.

Sasha Bronner

These Photos Prove It's Possible To Find Inner Peace Anywhere | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.25.2013 | Los Angeles

California prisons have been under fire for overcrowding and solitary confinement conditions. While prisoners captured headlines recently with a 60-da...

Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and t...

Cut, Cut, Cut Should Not Be California's Mantra

Stephen Valentino | Posted 07.26.2012 | San Francisco
Stephen Valentino

My plan is is not a band-aid but a comprehensive, new direction to put our Golden State on a solid footing and put the "Gold" back in The Golden State.

What Are Some Aspects of Incarceration That Could Not Possibly Be Guessed by Someone Who Hasn't Experienced It?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2012 | Crime

This question originally appeared on Quora. Eric "Phil" Phillips, San Quentin inmate. One aspect is the amazing amount of talent in prison. There a...

What Is a Typical Inmate Day Like in San Quentin? What's the Schedule?

Quora | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

Although San Quentin State Prison is known for its notorious past, currently it happens to be the most stable and consistent of all the prisons. Here is a typical day for me.

Prison Grass

Joshua Braff | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Joshua Braff

The man being interviewed on TV was a killer, but I knew him because of baseball. In '07 I'd just become the new centerfielder for the Berkeley Barons, an amateur team of ex-college level players. The San Quentin game against the prisoners was optional, so of course I went.

To Write is Human

Ella Turenne | Posted 12.13.2011 | Black Voices
Ella Turenne

These men were not prisoners. They were writers, friends, teachers, creators, lovers, brothers, sons and fathers. In each of these stories lay the foundation of humanity. In word, inflection and intention was the truth: everyone has a story.

Voices From the Inside: Prison News Is Back

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shirin Sadeghi

2010-12-02-quentin.tiffPrisoners make of life behind bars what they can. While for many of them the outside is no longer theirs to experience, there are ways for them to connect to it -- ways like the San Quentin News.

Tennis Is Serious In San Quentin Prison | Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

About 20 inmates--lifers and 'three strikers'--play for the Inside Tennis Team, created by recreation director Don DeNevi, 72. Competition comes from ...

Life On The Inside: San Quentin's Bold New Program

ODE Magazine | Tijn Touber and Helene de Puy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ten years ago, he started the Insight Prison Project (IPP). Through it, some of these tough customers have acquired gifts they can share with other pr...