San Quentin State Prison http://kalw.org en A runner's high in prison http://kalw.org/post/runners-high-prison <p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:43:38 +0000 Greg Eskridge 38045 at http://kalw.org A runner's high in prison Life after parole: An interview with a former San Quentin inmate http://kalw.org/post/life-after-parole-interview-former-san-quentin-inmate-0 <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Marcus Williams went to prison when he was 17 years old.</span><span style="line-height: 1.15; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap;"> It was 1984: &quot;Miami Vice&quot; and &quot;The Cosby Show&quot; were the hottest things on TV. </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Run DMC and Kurtis Blow </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">were the reigning kings of hip hop.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">After </span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">29 years, Marcus no longer lives in prison; he was released from San Quentin last spring. He&#39;s one of about 24,000 inmates who were released on parole from California prisons in the past year. Marcus spoke with KALW&#39;s Holly Kernan about how he&#39;s adjusting to life outside prison. </span> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:08:59 +0000 Holly Kernan 34441 at http://kalw.org Life after parole: An interview with a former San Quentin inmate How the prodigal son became a preacher http://kalw.org/post/how-prodigal-son-became-preacher <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;">KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California&#39;s oldest prison to bring you the&nbsp;<a href="http://kalw.org/term/san-quentin-prison-report" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">San Quentin Prison Report</a>, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison&#39;s walls.</em></p><p>Derrick Holloway grew up in a Christian family, but chose to sell drugs and participate in a lifestyle that resulted in him committing a murder. After being convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Holloway eventually went back to the Christian faith he was raised with. In fact, he became a pastor and began preaching the word of God. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:20:05 +0000 Greg Eskridge 33799 at http://kalw.org How the prodigal son became a preacher The disappointment of parole denial http://kalw.org/post/disappointment-parole-denial <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"><em>KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the <a href="http://kalw.org/term/san-quentin-prison-report">San Quentin Prison Report</a>, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.&nbsp;</em></span><br><br><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; line-height: 1.15;">Most prisoners probably won't admit this, but men do cry. Amidst the steel bars, concrete walls, and hardened attitudes, silent streams of tears become vessels that reflect the deepest and darkest of troubled waters.</span></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6890ae12-4cc2-8153-6d4c-2b38ee9e4ec3" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:48:22 +0000 Troy Williams 33475 at http://kalw.org The disappointment of parole denial Psychiatrist Recalls the Chaos of CA Prison Facilities http://kalw.org/post/psychiatrist-recalls-chaos-ca-prison-facilities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. O’Neil Dillon served as the lead psychiatrist at Solano and San Quentin state prisons from 1994 to 2000. Before working in the California state prison system, Dr. Dillon practiced general psychiatry in Berkeley at Herrick Memorial Hospital and Alta Bates Hospital. He also serves as President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:50:45 +0000 Leah Rose 33142 at http://kalw.org Psychiatrist Recalls the Chaos of CA Prison Facilities