Crosscurrents - San Quentin Prison Report

Series produced by KALW

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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.

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.


13 Pieces

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Caption: San Rafael Pacifics Blog, Credit: http://sanrafaelpacifics.wordpress.com
When most of us think about baseball, we might imagine the game being played in parks, in school yards, or in stadiums, but we might not expect to ...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 07:22
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Chris Schumacher may be serving a life sentence, but when he runs, he feels a sense of freedom. Once an addict, he now finds that exercise can curb...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Derrick Holloway serves as an inmate preacher in San Quentin State Prison., Credit: Nigel Poor
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. Af...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:43
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Ron Everett has been incarcerated almost 31 years. Everett was arrested soon after the birth of his son, and their relationship became estranged ov...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 05:56
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Marcus Williams went to prison when he was just 17 years old. It was 1984, and “Miami Vice” and “The Cosby Show” were the hottest things on televis...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
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Inside the walls of San Quentin prison there are about 5,000 men serving time -- 5,000 stories of how a man gets to prison, and what he does once h...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
Caption: Greg Eskridge, Credit: Nigel Poor
Gang life is a dangerous proposition for young people - data from a number of U.S. cities shows the chances of dying from violence go up if you are...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 06:54
Caption: San Quentin State Prison, Credit: Flickr user John Weiss
When an offender commits a crime, its repercussions impact not only the victim and the perpetrator, but families, friends, and whole communities. ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
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Jonathan Chiu is an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. He was born in Hong Kong in 1982 and moved to the United States with is family when he was...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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There are often situations in life when you might want or need a how-to manual, but none exists. One harsh example would be adjusting to life in pr...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
  • Purchases: 1
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A lockdown happens when correctional officers decide there is a threat to the safety and security of a prison. That might be a fight, an assault, o...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Though being in a gang often means violence, it also offers a sense of belonging. Gang loyalty can end tragically when members end up betrayed by t...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:34
Caption: L.U.C.K., Credit: BY FLICKR USER MOHAMMED ALNASER / USED UNDER CC LICENSE / RESIZED AND CROPPED
When we're children we believe in magic but as you get older skepticism takes over. But it's a different story for people who run into the Cardman ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:22