San Quentin Radio Project

San Quentin Radio Project: When victims and offenders talk

Oct 7, 2013
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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.

When an offender commits a crime, its repercussions impact not only the victim and the perpetrator, but families, friends, and whole communities.

Restorative justice is an approach that seeks to heal the many dimensions of harm that a crime creates. One way of achieving this is through a practice known as victim-offender dialogue.

KALW’s Martina Castro asked reporters with the San Quentin Radio Project currently serving time there to imitate the sounds of their daily lives. Take a listen.