Dispatches from the Inside 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