Cops & Courts

5:13pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

From prisoner to professor: a former inmate teaches others to reduce recidivism

Michael Santos speaks on his experiences

At 49 years of age, Michael Santos is getting his first taste of college. He's walking through the main quad at San Francisco State, beaming like a kid.

“I always come to soak up the university vibe that I missed when I was a teenager and in my early ‘20s,” he says.

Santos is not a student or a visitor. He’s a lecturer in the Criminal Justice Department, a job he landed in September, just two weeks after his release from 26 years in prison.

Prison Life

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3:43pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

A runner's high in prison

Under CC license from Flickr user marksteelenz

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report: a series of stories documenting life in the prison, written and produced by the men inside. 

Chris Schumacher may be serving a life sentence, but when he runs, he feels a sense of freedom. Once an addict, he now finds that exercise can curb his destructive urges. He says thousands of laps around the San Quentin Prison track have changed his life.

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3:12pm

Fri January 3, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 3, 2014

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CA A.G. thinks legalization could save millions, while producing millions… Colorado’s recreational launch a success… Protect your pets… Reader’s Digest lists pot as a reason 2014 will be a good year… and more.

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Marijuana legalization could save California millions while bringing in millions in taxes // State Attorney General

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5:02pm

Thu December 19, 2013
Cops & Courts

Finding a voice amidst the pain over Andy Lopez shooting

The name Andy Lopez probably didn’t ring a bell before October 22, 2013. On that afternoon, the 13-year-old Lopez was just a kid playing with a BB gun near his house in Santa Rosa. But then a sheriff’s deputy saw him, and says he mistook the toy gun for a real rifle. The deputy ended up shooting and killing Lopez. Now, the name Andy Lopez has come to represent a movement in his community.  

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11:34am

Fri December 6, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: December 6, 2013

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Mayor owns pot shop… Grow bans approved by CA court… Are you puffing pesticides?...  Bill Clinton did inhale, and so did Greg Kihn… and more.

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SF Gate // Robert Jacob, a cannabis dispensary owner and legalization advocate has been named mayor of Sebastopol, CA, in California’s wine country.

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