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San Quentin Prison Report: A day of peace

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A Day of Peace at San Quentin Prison. Photo by Peter Merts, courtesy of Bread & Roses

Ten years ago, a race riot shook San Quentin State Prison: civilians were evacuated, and prisoners put on lockdown. When the dust settled, a group of prisoners decided to make a change. They formed the Day of Peace Committee. Through open dialogue and the Annual Day of Peace Celebration, the group offers peace as an alternative to violence.

 

"All the people coming here to fellowship with us is just part of humanity that is reaching and showing us what's to come as we enter back into our communities."

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