incarceration

7:07pm

Wed July 30, 2014
Cops & Courts

The Re-entry Pod: a place where inmates prepare for release

California has one of the highest prison populations in the country. Of the two million people serving time in prisons in the U.S, more than 130,000 of them are incarcerated in our state - a system designed to house 80,000. In response to that overcrowding, the federal government has ordered the state to cut the prison population by about a quarter.

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6:25pm

Wed July 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

Judy Bell's story of re-entering society after 26 years in prison

Leila Day

Re-entering after time behind bars is some of the most volatile time for recovery. A recent California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation report shows that within three years, over 60% of inmates recidivate, or re-offend, and return to prison within the first six months of their release.

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4:57pm

Wed July 30, 2014
Politics

Conversation with Chief Adult Probation Officer Wendy Still

Wendy Still is San Francisco's chief adult probation officer.
Credit The Wall Street Journal

California was recently granted an extension to meet the federal government's mandate to reduce its prison population. That extension came with specific requirements, for example, the federal court ordered the state to incorporate more programs like San Francisco's Re-entry Pod to help prepare inmates for release. KALW's Holly Kernan sat down with San Francisco's Chief Adult Probation Officer Wendy Still to discuss some of the changes.

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11:27am

Thu May 8, 2014

Youth Radio: Double charged - the true cost of juvenile justice

From our partners at Youth Radio
Follow the paper trail and explore our interactive resources as Youth Radio goes behind the scenes, uncovering the true cost of the changing juvenile justice system. top radio Reporting Each year, almost 1.5 million teens, many of them low-income, are arrested in the United States.

6:21pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Cops & Courts

Father and son reunited in prison

Under CC license from Flickr user foreverdigital

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

Ron Everett has been incarcerated almost 31 years. Everett was arrested soon after the birth of his son, and their relationship became estranged over time.

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