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He’s A Young White Man. She’s A Black Transgender Woman. They’re Cellmates.

Lady Jay

From the producers of Uncuffed and San Quentin Radio:

Close to 3,500 inmates are currently incarcerated at San Quentin. They live in cells that are 48 square feet, and a little less than eight feet tall — most of them with a cellmate. From San Quentin Radio, here’s the story of a pair of cellmates who made the choice to live together, despite a mountain of obstacles.

"So living with baby bear, this is my really my first time living with anyone that wasn't black, and wasn't a gang banger in this facility."

Our radio training program at San Quentin State Prison is supported by Arts in Corrections, a program of the California Arts Council with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

This story originally aired on October 24, 2018.