San Quentin http://kalw.org en Living with AIDS behind prison walls http://kalw.org/post/living-aids-behind-prison-walls <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 01:02:47 +0000 Louis A Scott 43350 at http://kalw.org Living with AIDS behind prison walls An inmate learns about self through caring for others http://kalw.org/post/inmate-learns-about-self-through-caring-others <p></p><p></p><p><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.</em></p><p><span style="font-size:21px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Sandy Rashid Lockhard is 35 years old. In 2002, he robbed four men at gunpoint outside of a Walmart store in Lancaster, CA. He was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 24 years in state prison. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.1500000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:21px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Prison time hasn’t been easy. He has gotten in trouble for refusing a cellmate, contraband, cell fighting, refusing a direct order, and being involved in a prison riot. Despite that, in 2009, he was entrusted with an extraordinary responsibility. Tue, 06 May 2014 00:52:09 +0000 Tommy Shakur Ross 36063 at http://kalw.org An inmate learns about self through caring for others Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California? http://kalw.org/post/will-prison-arts-programs-make-comeback-california <p></p><p>On a breezy summer day at San Quentin State Prison, inmate Paul Stauffer reads his writing to a live audience.</p><p>“My shoulders brush the sides of the wall and bunk as I pace the nine feet of my cell, between the sink and door. A scream echoed silently from my tortured soul, as hopeless dreams of a once meaningful life, floated endlessly across my mind…” he reads.</p><p>Creative self expression is a <a href="http://williamjamesassociation.org/?wpdmact=process&amp;did=NS5ob3RsaW5r">proven force for change</a> in prisons. Inmates in this creative writing class, and classes like it, are less likely to commit crimes when they’re released.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:10:39 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 40716 at http://kalw.org Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California? Teaching Peace to San Quentin Prisoners http://kalw.org/post/teaching-peace-san-quentin-prisoners <p>Host Joseph Pace explores the <a href="http://insight-out.org/index.php/109-featured/116-grip-program">GRIP program at San Quentin</a> (Guiding Rage into Power), which uses mediation and self awareness training to help prisoners create a new path towards peace and power. Guests&nbsp;are <a href="http://insight-out.org/index.php/about-us">Jacques Verduin</a>, founder of GRIP, along with a former San Quentin prisoner and a victim of violent crime.</p><p></p><p>Produced by Victoria Thorp</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:11:17 +0000 City Visions 39268 at http://kalw.org Teaching Peace to San Quentin Prisoners A combat veteran and a veteran of the streets deal with PTSD http://kalw.org/post/combat-veteran-and-veteran-streets-deal-ptsd <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</em></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Many veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -- &nbsp;a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after you have seen or experienced a traumatic event. About 30% of Iraq and Afghanistan vets treated by the VA are diagnosed with PTSD, but PTSD is not just a veterans’ issue. Today we’ll hear from a former marine who survived the trauma of military warfare and a man who survived the trauma and violence that came with growing up in San Francisco’s inner city. Both men are serving time at San Quentin State Prison. Even though they come from different backgrounds, their experiences with PTSD are similar.</span> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:12:24 +0000 Sha Wallace Stepter 35749 at http://kalw.org A combat veteran and a veteran of the streets deal with PTSD