nancy mullane http://kalw.org en The Spot 4.24.14 Privacy Issues + Investigating the Soccket http://kalw.org/post/spot-42414-privacy-issues-investigating-soccket <p>Life of the Law: <strong><a href="http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/privacy-issues/">Privacy Issues</a>&nbsp;</strong> <span id="docs-internal-guid-90b13289-8f46-6bfc-21b1-2f9a59d6e0ed" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mike Katz-Lacabe is a normal, taxpaying, married, father of two. And yet, the San Leandro police department has what amounts to a family photo album of him and his car. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:53:46 +0000 Matt Martin 42778 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.24.14 Privacy Issues + Investigating the Soccket Interview: A second chance after life in prison http://kalw.org/post/interview-second-chance-after-life-prison <p></p><p>Since Jerry Brown became governor, a record number of inmates, including “lifers,” those sentenced to life behind bars, have been released from California prison. Lifers receive one of two kinds of life sentences: with or without the possibility of parole. Those sentenced with the possibility of parole are expected to use the decades spent in prison to reform themselves. They then have to go before a parole board to prove that they’re rehabilitated.</p><p>But since 1988, California’s governors have had the option to veto a parole board decision, and they’ve done so in the majority of cases, until recently.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 40738 at http://kalw.org Interview: A second chance after life in prison A look inside the Security Housing Units in California state prisons http://kalw.org/post/look-inside-security-housing-units-california-state-prisons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is day 24 of the prison hunger strike in California. It started off with thousands of prisoners refusing meals, protesting the conditions in the Security Housing Unit, or what’s also been called solitary confinement. The number of strikers has now come down to several hundred, and last week one of them, inmate Billy Sell, died in the SHU at Corcoran State Prison. He had been there for 24 years. The CDCR has issued a statement that his death a suicide, but mediators are calling for an independent investigation to see if he had received proper care during his hunger strike.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:41:23 +0000 Holly Kernan, Martina Castro & Nancy Mullane 30934 at http://kalw.org A look inside the Security Housing Units in California state prisons Telling the stories of California’s prisons http://kalw.org/post/telling-stories-california-s-prisons <p></p><p>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Nancy </span>Mullane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spent the last year touring the most secure prisons in California, including death row at San Quentin, the Protective Housing Unit at Corcoran, and Pelican Bay State Prison.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">She sat down with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) deputy secretary Terry Thornton to discuss why these stories aren’t told more often.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:44:10 +0000 Nancy Mullane 26124 at http://kalw.org Telling the stories of California’s prisons The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective http://kalw.org/post/search-redemption-ex-cons-perspective <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Between 2000 and 2009, 57,000 men and women convicted of murder were released from state and federal prison.</span></p><p>By the time convicted murderers are released, they’ve usually served decades behind bars; they’re a generation older than when they went to prison. When they come out, they often fade from view – no sensational headlines, no fanfare.&nbsp; They make their way on the outside in a world that’s can be very different from the one they left.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:20:00 +0000 Nancy Mullane 16579 at http://kalw.org The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective