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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.…
  • 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…
  • A proposed Bureau of Prisons rule would put the majority of money sent to an incarcerated person from outside toward restitution or other fines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eminem once used the same jokey, poppy formula on each album's debut single, but "Not Afraid" breaks that mold, eschewing catty pop-culture references for sincere introspection. Over a solemn keyboard riff, he speaks of wanting to be a better father to his daughter, and ponders his recent struggles with drug addiction.
  • Advocates are hoping more survivors of sexual assaults in federal prison can use a new method to win early release.
  • FIRST: We'll hear about CA vs Hate, California’s first statewide reporting hotline for victims of hate incidents, from San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu.PLUS: We'll sit down with Professor Adam Winkler of UCLA School of Law to discuss Governor Newsom's recent proposal to introduce a constitutional amendment to enshrine certain gun safety measures into law.AND: We’ll meet world-renowned choreographer Alonzo King of Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
  • I’ve been entering and winning sushi competitions in prison for 25 years. So when Keith Kitagawa showed up and beat me on his first try, I knew I had to find out his secrets.
  • 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…
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