SQPR: Meet the reporters
Introducing the reporters of the San Quentin Prison Report!
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"When I left the streets 20 years ago, the only image my family had of me was in a negative way doing negative things out there in the streets. Now, 20 years later, they get to hear me doing something positive. It’s really a proud thing to call home and tell my family."
--Greg Eskridge, Reporter serving 65 to life.
"Doing radio provides a purpose for my life. It creates self worth and I have been able to use skills I never knew I had. I am rediscovering myself and was able to surprise my family and make them proud of me by showing them tangible progress." --Adnan Khan, Reporter serving 25 to life
"Doing journalism gives me a sense of purpose. The challenging aspects of putting a story together for our listeners is a learning experience for me. I am one of the first prisoners in the U.S. to actually become a professional journalist while incarcerated. I love it!"--Louis A Scott, Reporter serving 199 years to life.
"It is rewarding to have a medium that gives a voice to the voiceless. It is huge to be in prison and be offered the opportunity to have people in society appreciate what I am doing. If someone told me three years ago I would be doing radio stories in prison I would have laughed at them. It is a humbling experience I don’t take for granted."--Tommy Shakur Ross, Reporter serving 78 to life
"Being able to create music for radio & TV in prison is truly a blessing. It has given me the opportunity to use my time constructively and to give the community insight into what it is really like inside these walls."--DavidJassy, Producer and Sound Engineer
Being part of SQPR has given me the opportunity to tell the stories of the incarcerated men of San Quentin from their perspective instead of being told by someone who is not incarcerated and who truly cannot understand what it is like behind bars. Who better to tell stories about prisoners than prisoners?--Brian Asey, Executive Director serving 83 to life.