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Asian Prisoner Support Committee

From San Quentin Radio:

ROOTS — or Restoring Our Original True Selves — is a restorative justice program that helps Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at San Quentin Prison address that intergenerational trauma. One incarcerated man shares his family’s story, and how the program helped him learn more about himself.

Flickr user tze69, used under CC-BY-2.0

From San Quentin Radio:

Chanthon Bun is one of the incarcerated men at San Quentin who escaped the regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as a child. He shares his story with one of the reporters at San Quentin Radio.

From CC Flickr user Håkan Dahlström, resized and recropped

San Quentin, the historic prison on the edge of San Francisco Bay, confines about 3,800 inmates.

Courtesy of OMCA/ Resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Chris Treggiari, visual artist and co-curator of the exhibit Oakland, I want you to know... now on view at the Oakland Museum of California, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

San Quentin Prison Report: Living with Hepatitis C

Sep 30, 2015
Under CC license from Flickr user Telmo32

An estimated 40% of people in jails and prisons are infected with Hepatitis C. Because the virus can remain dormant for decades, it's often called the silent killer. From inside San Quentin Prison, reporter Louis A. Scott spoke to fellow prisoners living with Hepatitis C.

San Quentin Prison Report: HIV behind bars

Sep 22, 2015
Flickr/Thomas Hawk


  Living with HIV is something that's not talked about often, but in prison it's even more difficult for a person to disclose their HIV status. Reporter Louis A Scott brings us this story of a man who is living with HIV while serving 27 years to life in San Quentin State Prison.

One night gone wrong

Dec 15, 2014
Nigel Poor

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the award-winning San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: San Quentin Prison

Nov 13, 2014
Nigel Poor

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.