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The environmental costs of prisons

Jun 4, 2018
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The cruel and inhumane conditions that many prison inmates live in have been well documented. On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss environmental factors that can make prison even more difficult, and in some cases, deadly.

San Francisco Sheriff Department

 

Since the early 1960s, a big chunk of San Francisco’s criminal justice system has been living inside the Hall of Justice. With its faulty elevators and occasional flooding, the building already has a bad reputation for employees who work there.

 

Then there are the people who have no choice but to live there.

 

Being a father, from inside prison

Sep 27, 2016
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For prison inmates, being a parent is hard. You’re far away but you’re still here. And the visits and letters, those small points of contact, can become that much tougher for the distance. So, a group of inmates at Solano State prison are looking for help. 

San Quentin Prison Report: Living with Hepatitis C

Sep 30, 2015
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An estimated 40% of people in jails and prisons are infected with Hepatitis C. Because the virus can remain dormant for decades, it's often called the silent killer. From inside San Quentin Prison, reporter Louis A. Scott spoke to fellow prisoners living with Hepatitis C.

San Quentin Prison Report: HIV behind bars

Sep 22, 2015
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  Living with HIV is something that's not talked about often, but in prison it's even more difficult for a person to disclose their HIV status. Reporter Louis A Scott brings us this story of a man who is living with HIV while serving 27 years to life in San Quentin State Prison.

Your Call: How do you re-enter society after prison?

Dec 23, 2014

  On the December 23rd, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll hear stories of people who turned their lives around after over a decade in prison or jail.  Two thirds of people released from California's prison system will return within 3 years. What obstacles prevent people from getting out and staying out?  How does incarceration impact families, especially children?  What kind of support do formerly incarcerated adults want?  It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.  

Your Call: How do you re-enter society after prison?

Oct 23, 2014
Ruth Morgan, "The Welcome Home Project"

 

  

On the October 23rd, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll hear stories of people who turned their lives around after over a decade in prison or jail.  Two thirds of people released from California's prison system will return within 3 years. What obstacles prevent people from getting out and staying out?  How does incarceration impact families, especially children?  What kind of support do formerly incarcerated adults want?  It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.  

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