Pelican Bay http://kalw.org en StoryCorps: Staying in touch with someone in solitary confinement http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-staying-touch-someone-solitary-confinement <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-193a4d4d-7161-1a0a-b6f8-8a82f99baefa"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sitawa Natambu Jamaa </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">has been incarcerated for 33 years </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">at the Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City</span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">; 23 of them </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">in the Security Housing Unit, also known as </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">the SHU. He spends most of his time&mdash;up to 22 hours a day&mdash;in a small, windowless cell. His charge is murder, though his sister Marie Levin says he did not commit the crime.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:12:13 +0000 Charlotte Silver 33803 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: Staying in touch with someone in solitary confinement Today on Your Call: What are the conditions inside California's prisons? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-conditions-inside-californias-prisons <p></p><p style="font: 14px/normal Verdana; margin: 0px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;"> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 29944 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What are the conditions inside California's prisons? Life of the Law: Jailhouse lawyers circumvent 'the Bar,' behind bars http://kalw.org/post/life-law-jailhouse-lawyers-circumvent-bar-behind-bars <p>In California, there are hundreds if not thousands of people practicing criminal law, though they’ve never passed a bar exam. They don’t wear suits. They don’t have secretaries. And they can’t bill for their time. They’re called Jailhouse Lawyers. They’re inmates who pursue the equivalent of a lawyer’s education and who work as lawyers from within prison walls.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:08:52 +0000 Nancy Mullane 17240 at http://kalw.org Life of the Law: Jailhouse lawyers circumvent 'the Bar,' behind bars