He’s a young white man. She’s a black transgender woman. They’re cellmates. | KALW

He’s a young white man. She’s a black transgender woman. They’re cellmates.

Oct 24, 2018

From San Quentin Radio:

Close to 4,000 inmates are incarcerated at San Quentin. They live in cells that are 48 square feet, and a little less than eight feet tall — most of them with a cellmate. From San Quentin Radio, here’s the story of a pair of cellmates who made the choice to live together, despite a mountain of obstacles.

"So living with baby bear, this is my really my first time living with anyone that wasn't black, and wasn't a gang banger in this facility."

Our radio training program at San Quentin State Prison is supported by Arts in Corrections, a program of the California Arts Council with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.