recidivism

10:11am

Tue February 4, 2014
City Visions: February 10, 2014

Teaching Peace to San Quentin Prisoners

Host Joseph Pace explores the GRIP program at San Quentin (Guiding Rage into Power), which uses mediation and self awareness training to help prisoners create a new path towards peace and power. Guests are Jacques Verduin, founder of GRIP, along with a former San Quentin prisoner and a victim of violent crime.

Produced by Victoria Thorp

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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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