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  • The STEP Project (Sex Trafficking Exploitation Prevention Project) was started by Kathleen Jackson− a long time San Quentin volunteer − and me, Louis A.…
  • Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
  • 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…
  • On a breezy summer day at San Quentin State Prison, inmate Paul Stauffer reads his writing to a live audience.“My shoulders brush the sides of the wall…
  • Prison rules created to control men often don't work well for women, who come with different histories and experiences. "Gender-responsive corrections" aims to treat women based on these differences.
  • The Virginia state legislature announced the first of $2.2 million dollars in scholarships to those who lost educational opportunities in the 1950s and '60s. During that time, a number of the state's public schools closed their doors in protest against forced integration.
  • President Clinton announced his support today for a constitutional amendment to protect the rights of crime victims. A spokesman says Mr. Clinton is not endorsing any specific proposal, but the general idea of such an amendment. The probable Republican presidential nominee, Bob Dole, already has come out in favor of a victims' rights amendment. The version Dole is supporting would make sure crime victims are notified of court proceedings, given the chance to be heard on plea bargains and sentencing, and informed if the offender escapes or is released from jail. NPR's Chitra Ragavan reports.
  • Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).November 8, 2012The votes are counted and the people of California have spoken. I…
  • From the series Uncuffed:I’ve been entering and winning sushi competitions in prison for 25 years. So when Keith Kitagawa showed up and beat me on his…
  • Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. But first he faces a hearing to determine if he's a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law.
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