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An incarcerated man reflects on the cycle of his family's imprisonment

Robin Capper
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For most people, spending quality time with family in the home is normal. But what happens when the only quality time is spent inside prison? This was how Demond Lewis’ life unfolded.

"My daughter is ... more like me than she really understands and it kind of scares me ... my first time ever holding my daughter was in prison. The first time I ever saw her she was two weeks old. Her mother had brung her to the county jail to visit me. The next time I had saw her again, she was two years old."

San Quentin Radio is a project in which KALW editors train inmates to report stories from inside prison. San Quentin officials listened to and approved the script and audio for this story prior to broadcast. Thanks to Sam Robinson and Larry Schneider for their help.