SQPR: Meet the reporters

Jul 15, 2015

Introducing the reporters of the San Quentin Prison Report!

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Credit Nigel Poor

"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.

  

Adnan Khan
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"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

Louis A. Scott
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"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.

Tommy Shakur Ross
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 "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

              

David Jassy

 

"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

Brian Asey
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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.