CDCR http://kalw.org en An antidote to time served: Alameda County’s Operation My Hometown http://kalw.org/post/antidote-time-served-alameda-county-s-operation-my-hometown <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arthur </span>Streeter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is taking me to meet an inmate who’s going to be released from jail today.</span></p><p>“So we’re going to pick him up and get something to eat,” Streeter tells me, “and then we’re going to go to an emergency shelter that he’ll stay at at International and East Oakland.”</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Charlotte Silver 48235 at http://kalw.org An antidote to time served: Alameda County’s Operation My Hometown 99% Invisible: An Architect's Code http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-architects-code <p>Lawyers have an ethics code. Journalists have an ethics code. Architects do, too.</p><p>According to Ethical Standard 1.4 of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiap074122.pdf" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects (AIA)</a>:&nbsp; "Members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors."&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:04:52 +0000 Matt Martin 48032 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: An Architect's Code Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California? http://kalw.org/post/will-prison-arts-programs-make-comeback-california <p></p><p>On a breezy summer day at San Quentin State Prison, inmate Paul Stauffer reads his writing to a live audience.</p><p>“My shoulders brush the sides of the wall and bunk as I pace the nine feet of my cell, between the sink and door. A scream echoed silently from my tortured soul, as hopeless dreams of a once meaningful life, floated endlessly across my mind…” he reads.</p><p>Creative self expression is a <a href="http://williamjamesassociation.org/?wpdmact=process&amp;did=NS5ob3RsaW5r">proven force for change</a> in prisons. Inmates in this creative writing class, and classes like it, are less likely to commit crimes when they’re released.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:10:39 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 40716 at http://kalw.org Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California? East Bay Express: State to send more inmates to fungal-infected prisons http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-state-send-more-inmates-fungal-infected-prisons <p style="margin-top: 1.12em; margin-bottom: 1.12em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.6em; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em;">The deadly disease lies dormant during dry summers in Central California, but it comes alive when the rains arrive in fall. Causing flu-like symptoms, it goes airborne, with spores that root in the soft tissue of your lungs. Californians have a higher chance of contracting the disease than chickenpox, hepatitis, or West Nile virus, according to the health care news organization Reporting on Health. The fungal infection known as valley fever also has a preference for people of certain ethnic backgrounds. In the prisons of California's Central Valley, about 70 percent of the victims have been African-American.</p><p style="margin-top: 1.12em; margin-bottom: 1.12em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.6em; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em;"> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:55:20 +0000 Toshio Meronek 31672 at http://kalw.org California prison hunger strike continues http://kalw.org/post/california-prison-hunger-strike-continues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tensions remain high in the California prison system. A hunger strike that started two and a half weeks ago is ongoing, with more than 700 inmates in ten state prisons still refusing to eat. The strikers are demanding reforms to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s policy of keeping inmates housed in security housing units indeterminately. Supporters say more than 3,000 inmates are currently stuck in there indefinitely – many have been in the SHU for decades – because there is no clear policy on how to get out.</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:35:38 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 30642 at http://kalw.org California prison hunger strike continues