KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the award-winning San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.
David Jassy is a Grammy-nominated artist and songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden. With a passion for music and a promising career ahead of him, he flew to Hollywood to work with fellow artists. But six weeks into his stay Jassy found himself facing a life sentence in prison. From the San Quentin Prison Report, Greg Eskridge has the story of how Jassy’s tale turned from triumph to tragedy so quickly.
DAVID JASSY: I just remember growing up, if I heard about somebody being convicted of murder that was like 'wow, how can you murder somebody?' And here I am in a street fight and somebody dies.
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