San Quentin Prison Report: G.R.I.P. Program

Oct 21, 2015
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Guiding rage into power, or G.R.I.P., is a 52 week program for violent offenders at San Quentin. It teaches the men how to understand the impact they had on their victims, how to stop their violent behavior, cultivate mindfulness and develop emotional intelligence.

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On the August 20th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series on the US prison system by discussing rehabilitation. 

Public Safety -- Juveniles who Commit Serious Crimes: Rehabilitation v. Adult Prison Sentences.
Guests: Steve Wagstaffe, District Attorney of San Mateo County; Chris Arriola, Supervising Deputy District Attorney of Juvenile Unit, Santa Clara County; Jeff Hayden, Defense  Attorney/Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Frankie Guzman, Attorney with National Center for Youth Law; and Judge Eugene Hyman, Santa Clara County (Ret.).
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.

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Dionne Wilson's husband, a San Leandro police officer, was killed in the line of duty seven years ago, but she says it took her a long time to find a way to really heal.

“For many years, I carried around so much vengeance and hate. I realized at a certain point I had nothing left. I had no more tools. I engaged in a lot of self-destructive behavior. I tried to buy my way out of my grief; I tried to drink my way out for a short period. Thankfully, I didn’t take that too far. And I just didn’t have a way to move past being embroiled in the moment,” says Wilson.

Wilson initially thought the trial and conviction of her husband’s murderer would bring her some sort of comfort or closure.

Youth Radio: Staying off probation, and teaching others how

Aug 22, 2013

In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same.

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Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

August 27, 2012