San Quentin Prison Report

5:39pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Cops & Courts

Handshakes have a lot to say

Nigel Poor

When volunteering at a prison there are many rules to follow: there are dress codes, restrictions on what can be brought in and out, and physical contact between volunteers and inmates is strictly forbidden.

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5:20pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Brother's Keepers: a suicide support group for inmates

San Quentin State Prison
Under CC license from Flickr user Jitze Couperus.

Recently, a 65-year-old man fell to his death from the fifth tier in West Block at San Quentin State Prison. Although the coroner hasn’t officially ruled it a suicide, some inmates believe he jumped to his death. Such deaths are rare, but when they happen they create shockwaves.

Inmates need support with handling trauma, and in 2005, Dennis Pratt co-founded Brother’s Keepers, a support group that works with inmates to prevent suicide and help each other through crises.

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5:32pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Cops & Courts

Turning the page after a life sentence

Greg Eskridge in the media lab at San Quentin Prison
Nigel Poor

KALW has partnered with the award-winning San Quentin Prison Report, bringing you stories told behind prison walls by inmate reporters. 

Today we're going to get to know one of those reporters: Greg Eskridge. 

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5:01pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Cops & Courts

One night gone wrong

San Quentin Prison
Nigel Poor

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the award-winning 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.

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5:38pm

Mon November 17, 2014
Cops & Courts

Committed to Turning His Life Around

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.

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