Richard Gilliam http://kalw.org en Dispatches from the Inside: An interview with inmate Richard Gilliam http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-interview-inmate-richard-gilliam <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">For over a year, inmate Richard Gilliam has regularly sent us dispatches from prison as part of our Dispatches from the Inside series, to give us a lens into the prison infrastructure housing about 120,000 people in California. During this time, Gilliam has told us about the arbitrary nature of enforcement of the rules, race relations, and watching a cell mate wait too long for critical health care.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 17:46:46 +0000 Richard Gilliam 26450 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: An interview with inmate Richard Gilliam Dispatches from the Inside: Expectations, regulations and the realities of parole http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-expectations-regulations-and-realities-parole <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a prisoner, I am often reminded that the </span>CDCR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> requires me to follow its rules. That’s understandable, rules and regulations ensure that operations run safely and smoothly. When an inmate can’t or won’t follow the rules, negative consequences are triggered to urge him or her to do so in the future. But what happens when the </span>CDCR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> doesn’t follow its own rules? Where are the negative consequences to them? Apparently there are none. But there are negative consequences to inmates, and to the community, when the Department of Corrections can’t follow its own rules. Let me explain.</span> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:04:50 +0000 Richard Gilliam 23925 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: Expectations, regulations and the realities of parole Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for all? http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-healthcare-all <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).</em></p><p>January 10, 2013</p><p>Even now, we tend to believe our elected officials when they tell us something.&nbsp; Even though, time after time, the statements they make turn out to be inaccurate, misleading or downright false.&nbsp; We believe them because we want to be right about the people we choose to lead us.&nbsp; If THEY are untruthful or dishonest, what does that say about the choices WE make?&nbsp; But politicians do color the truth.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:02:01 +0000 Richard Gilliam 21780 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for all? Dispatches from the Inside: Anatomy of a prison riot http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-anatomy-prison-riot <p></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;<br><em>Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).</em></p><p class="p1">October 18, 2012</p><p class="p2">Rarely can social observers witness the forces and influences at work that lead to cataclysmic events, as they occur. But here at CMC, it's possible to view the forces and machinations that result in prison violence, before the final upheaval occurs. Specifically, I am referring to policy implementation and official attitudes at CMC's West facility.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:19:00 +0000 Richard Gilliam 18655 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: Anatomy of a prison riot Dispatches from the Inside: Lack of federal supervision leaves holes in prisoner healthcare http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-lack-federal-supervision-leaves-holes-prisoner-healthcare <p></p><p class="p1"><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).</span></em><br> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Richard Gilliam 17503 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: Lack of federal supervision leaves holes in prisoner healthcare