San Quentin Prison Report

7:20pm

Mon September 30, 2013
Cops & Courts

How the prodigal son became a preacher

Derrick Holloway serves as an inmate preacher in San Quentin State Prison.
Nigel Poor

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.

Derrick Holloway grew up in a Christian family, but chose to sell drugs and participate in a lifestyle that resulted in him committing a murder. After being convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Holloway eventually went back to the Christian faith he was raised with. In fact, he became a pastor and began preaching the word of God.

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5:48pm

Mon September 23, 2013
Cops & Courts

The disappointment of parole denial

Troy Williams calls his daughter.
Nigel Poor

 

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. 

Most prisoners probably won't admit this, but men do cry. Amidst the steel bars, concrete walls, and hardened attitudes, silent streams of tears become vessels that reflect the deepest and darkest of troubled waters.

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5:32pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Cops & Courts

KALW launches the San Quentin Prison Report

San Quentin Reporters
Nigel Poor

Today on Crosscurrents, we launched the San Quentin Prison Report – a new radio series featuring stories produced by men currently serving time in California’s oldest prison.

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4:40pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Inmate invests and teaches finance behind bars

Curtis "Wall Street" Caroll
Nigel Poor

More than two million people are incarcerated in our country – the largest prison population in the world.

In the 80s and 90s, California was at the center of a push to “get tough on crime” – trying juveniles as adults, passing three strikes and tightening sentencing laws – as part of the war on drugs.

Between 1980 and 2011, California’s prison population grew 640 percent. In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the state’s prisons were dangerously overcrowded, and they ordered the Golden State to reduce the population.

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