Currently, Californians in state prison or on parole are not allowed to vote. That’s almost 200,000 people in the state.
But an initiative being circulated for the November ballot would change that for prisoners and parolees alike.
San Quentin Radio reporter Greg Eskridge wanted to find out: what does the opportunity to vote mean for those incarcerated?
San Quentin Radio is a project in which KALW editors work with inmates to tell stories inside the prison. San Quentin officials listened to and approved the script and audio for this story prior to broadcast. Thanks to Sam Robinson and Larry Schneider for their help.