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San Quentin

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

Janardhan "Jay" Chodagam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Janardhan

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.

A Love Letter To Marin

Love Letters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Above all, I love that your iconic symbol is a mountain. To the sleeping lady who protects us all with her comforting presence, Mt. Tam, I owe you my heart.

Sasha Bronner

These Photos Prove It's Possible To Find Inner Peace Anywhere

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

WATCH: Merle Haggard On Why He's Still Touring At 75

Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

"That's what I'm for, that's what I do," Merle Haggard, "poet of the common man," said about the music that has catapulted him to stardom. "The H...

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
Quora

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

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

Quora | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime
Quora

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.

Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement and Occupy 4 Prisoners

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime
Bill Quigley

One of the major complaints of prisoner human rights activists is the abuse of solitary confinement in prisons across the U.S.

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.

Top 10 Most Notorious Prisons In The U.S.

newsone.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

For many Americans, Sing Sing, Leavenworth and San Quentin are well-known code words for crime. Newsone has compiled a list of 10 notorious U.S. co...

We Are All Troy Davis

Ariel Gore | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Ariel Gore

When I was a kid, my mom worked as an art teacher on death row at California's San Quentin. We held vigil when her students were put to death.

Did Ex-Cons Bake Your Birthday Cake?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Anneli Rufus

Attending a launch party for the third annual Tasty Awards in San Francisco last Sunday, I sampled napoleons, clafoutis, and cinnamon crispies that might very well have been baked by felons. But that's a good thing.

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

latimes.com | 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 ...

Scribd Editor's Pick: Mother's Little Angels (Excerpt)

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

An art dealer and father of four, Richard HUmphries also happens to be a former inmate of San Quentin. What makes his story even more compelling is that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer.

Does the Thread Count? Yes, and So Does Honesty

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Hegedus

Is there such a thing as "situational ethics" and morality, or are we simply kidding ourselves every day?

San Quentin Prison Sale? Inmates Say They Want To Stay

AP | EVELYN NIEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — It's some of the most prized waterfront land in the country, a large piece of rich and beautiful property sitting right on...