California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation http://kalw.org en 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 Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on filing grievances http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-prisoners-take-filing-grievances <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; ">Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Schadenfreude: To take delight or pleasure in another&#39;s discomfort or pain.</p><p>With imminent budget cuts, pay decreases, and layoffs looming for the California Department of Corrections, there has been a noticeable increase in harassment and vexatious behavior by some prison guards towards prisoners under their authority.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:37:15 +0000 Richard Gilliam 13954 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on filing grievances Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on a correctional re-entry program http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-prisoners-take-correctional-re-entry-program <p><em>Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.&nbsp;</em></p><p>May 2, 2012</p><p><strong>The Argument in Favor of Re-implementation and Expansion of a Correctional Re-entry Program</strong></p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:44:11 +0000 Richard Gilliam 12782 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on a correctional re-entry program Prison Realignment & Public Safety: Interview with Matthew Cate http://kalw.org/post/prison-realignment-public-safety-interview-matthew-cate <p></p><p class="p1">Thirty years ago, the state spent three percent of its general fund dollars on corrections and prisons. Today it spends more than 11 percent – that’s $10 billion running the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 00:43:30 +0000 Nancy Mullane 10213 at http://kalw.org Prison Realignment & Public Safety: Interview with Matthew Cate Unexpected stats about the revolving door to prison http://kalw.org/post/unexpected-stats-about-revolving-door-prison <p>As with much conventional wisdom on crime and punishment, popular notions of what actually causes recidivism--people cycling repeatedly in and out of prison--don't hold up when you look at the statistics.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:27:32 +0000 Rina Palta 3935 at http://kalw.org Unexpected stats about the revolving door to prison