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San Quentin Prison Report: Coping with death from inside

Nigel Poor


For people who are incarcerated, it can be hard to find a space to grieve a loved one's death. There's no funeral, and no family or friends by your side to help ease the pain.  Reporter Greg Eskridge interviews fellow inmates about ways that they've learned to grieve behind bars.

GEORGE COLES: I usually write a poem about that person, and that poem is usually full of love and compassion, and full of the good things that they did in their lives.

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