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Prison University Project celebrates the year with Open Mic

Personal stories, comedians, singers and dancer entertained an audience made up of about 300 incarcerated men and 40 local volunteers late last December at...

Ida B. Wells: early Black journalist and activist

Before Black Lives Matter, and before former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick took a knee, there was Ida B. Wells. She was a pioneering...

Around the World

Buddhist Monk in the Himalayas at the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan approximately 12,000 feet above sea level Andy Alpine, co-facilitator...

The cost of reputation in prison: being transgender in prison

The purpose of earning a reputation in prison is for one reason—survival. However, the cost of survival may take extreme forms. ...

Prisoners contributed their input on criminal justice reform

Participants sitting in a small circle share their personal experiences in the San Quentin Protestant Chapel Criminal justice reform took center...

Veterans’ toy drive is “all about the kids”

Toys collected for the Veterans’ Toy Drive in the SQ visiting room It was toys and smiles all around as dozens...

San Quentin News hosts fundraiser gala for community supporters

The award-winning San Quentin News has become one of the few prison projects ever to hold its own fundraising gala in California. ...

The Terrible Bullet

Bullet can I ask you a question Why are you so terrible In the wake of your onslaught things kill so many dreams See how you rip...

Reading Make You Free

How can I explain the joy that I set from reading? Words can’t explain it. Never the less here in my speech today I...

“BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN”

I’ve had dreams’ Now faded far from reach I’ve had dreams Of terrible truths hard to teach Of sunny days yet sullen skies Contrast of love erupting From my lovers...

“TORN”

My sins are numerous My lies piles high My skin is stained with blood Women scarred know of my bite A broken man I am Breaking where I see...

The Forgotten Women

Time in prison for transgender women can be at times like being in a foreign county. Not knowing who to treat, and to...

Federal judge rules Houston officials intentionally destroyed evidence

When Houston city officials erased crucial data from top police commanders’ computer drives, they intentionally destroyed evidence, a federal judge has ruled, according to...

RJ forum discusses the topic of intellectual disabilities and healing

Mrs. Leigh Ann Davis flew in from Texas to speak at a Restorative Justice (RJ) symposium at San Quentin on the topic of supporting...

Wake Forest University gains experience with Prison Letter Project

Wake Forest University law students are providing North Carolina prisoners legal help through its Prison Letter Project and gaining experience in the process. The letter...

Kid CAT Chairman Si Dang’s 2019 youth address

For many of us who are incarcerated, the ultimate dream is freedom. The question of whether we will achieve that dream, however, often lies...