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Larry William’s Account of San Quentin Conditions in the Pandemic (An insider view)

July 16th, 2020 · Comments

Larry Williams is among the San Quentin Prisoners who tested positive for Covid-19 after being assigned to help transport the belongings of the inmates from Chino State Prison. In interviewing prison advocates as well as medical professionals who have toured the prison, I've noticed some differences from what people who've toured the facility have described and the lived experiences of those who reside there. 

Williams was moved to a sealed cell in the adjustment center in conditions that are much like solitary confinement. I interviewed Williams' significant other and she passed my questions onto him. Now, reportedly phone access is more limited so Larry forwarded a letter in hopes that it could illuminate what he describes as a dark situation in the prison.

Thank you to Ben Meisel for reading Larry's words. 

 

 

 

 

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Betty Reid Soskin Signs Her Name to Freedom

February 18th, 2018 · Comments

Betty Reid Soskin launched her national tour for her memoir 'Sign my Name to Freedom' at Saint Mary's College of California. At 96, Betty says she is a living history.

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