Nancy Mullane

Reporter

Nancy Mullane develops, reports, and produces feature stories for This American Life, National Public Radio, and KALW. She is the author of the book Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption.

She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Association of Independents in Radio, and the International Women’s Media Foundation.

In 2011, Nancy was the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award.

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6:21pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Go inside the prison that houses Charles Manson

After being cleared at the second checkpoint, we then passed through this exterior sally port.

It’s early. About 5 in the morning and I’m heading south on Highway 5 toward Corcoran, a farming town of about 24,000 people. However, that population count is misleading. About half of the people living in Corcoran are locked up in two of the state’s largest prisons just south of downtown.

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5:53pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Cops & Courts

Two men, two plans to reduce California's inmate population

Flickr user Neon Tommy

California has just six months left to meet a federal court deadline to reduce its adult prison population from 156,000 inmates to 109,000 – in a prison system designed to hold just 80,000 people. The state is not there yet, and it might not meet that deadline. Last week, Governor Jerry Brown said the state's prison crisis is over and he wants the federal court out of the system.

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4:36pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Education

Taking the carrot approach to school lunch

Alex "Junior" Nava, age 5, eats a lunch prepared by Revolution Foods.
Anne-Marie Mcreynolds/Collective Roots

San Francisco Unified School District recently hired a new meal provider, Revolution Foods – a private company based in Oakland that serves healthier, all-natural meals to over 600 lunchrooms nationwide.

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10:20am

Wed January 2, 2013
Crosscurrents

The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective

Don Cronk
courtesy of lifeaftermurder.com

Between 2000 and 2009, 57,000 men and women convicted of murder were released from state and federal prison.

By the time convicted murderers are released, they’ve usually served decades behind bars; they’re a generation older than when they went to prison. When they come out, they often fade from view – no sensational headlines, no fanfare.  They make their way on the outside in a world that’s can be very different from the one they left.

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4:00pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

San Quentin's North Segregation – the 'Penthouse' of death row

The elevator to San Quentin's North Segregation
Nancy Mullane

California has the largest death row population in the United States, with 727 men and women living in four condemned housing units. All 20 women sentenced to death are housed at the Central California Women’s Facility south of Fresno. All 707 men are housed in three separate death row units inside San Quentin State Prison, just north of San Francisco.

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