Danny Murrillo grew up in Los Angeles county and was still a minor when he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison. He spent seven of those years in Security Housing Units, or SHUs. You can hear about the conditions he experienced there in this interview with KALW's Nancy Mullane about the ongoing hunger strike protesting SHU conditions and indeterminate segregations.
In this web extra, hear more of Danny Murrillo's story, and how he feels lucky to be out of prison and pursuing a degree at U.C. Berkeley. He spoke with KALW's Martina Castro.