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Catch a Kite 6
"Name your price tool and start an online quote today at progressive dot com price and coverage match limited by state law. My name is julie fifteen years old. And i'm an ear hustle listener befalling episode of your hustle contains language that may not be appropriate for all listener's discretion is advised. Hey john i one of nights you know since the beginning of your house so we have always been about getting voices from inside prison out into the world. And i think we've accomplished that because from my last check we're worldwide. Yes we are but there are other ways to do that. Besides the podcast. You know that for the last eight years. I have been working really hard on this photography project inside of saint quentin. You actually start at that. Before we even thought about your. That's right the project involved. A small group of men inside san quentin and myself looking at in writing about photographs from this amazing archive of images. Taken at san quentin from his long ago is the nineteen thirties. Yeah did an episode based on that. Call this place in season numeral. Three i'm looking. I'm looking at a picture. It looks like a training photo for people who escaped. It's
Record fine hits California's San Quentin State Prison over COVID-19 outbreak
"Virus outbreaks has been hit with by far its largest pandemic find yet against the employer. The more than $400,000 fine against San Quentin State Prison is several times higher than any others leveled by the division of Occupational Safety and Health. Cal OSHA Announcement comes days after the state's inspector general said corrections officials caused a public health disaster at San Quentin. Tensions are running high and some state capitals over coronavirus
Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by half
"Court has ordered California corrections officials to reduce the inmate population at one of the world's most famous prisons to less than half of its design capacity. Courtside it deliberate indifference to the plight of inmates at San Quentin during a pandemic. If there is no appeal, California prison officials will be forced to parole or transfer about 1100 inmates. San Quentin officials have reported 2200 covert 19 cases among prisoners, including 28, who died of the disease
Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by half
"An appeals court says San Quentin State prison must release or transfer half of its inmates to stop covert 19. The ruling says the prison must also revise its expedited release program to include inmates who are older than 60 and who are eligible for parole. After serving at least 25 years of their sentence. The court says elderly inmates could be relocated to other prisons with safer conditions. Three quarters of the prison population has been infected with covert 1928 inmates have died from
What it's like inside a prisoner transport van
"Know, with like two seats on either side. It's like a Greyhound bus. And I mean, instead of a cushy ceased at the Greyhound bus is happy. They had these little part plastic siya and you have to deal with these CEOs and every guy we talked to about this had something to say about how the CEO's act when they're on those transport buses. And you Talk. I'll pull this bus over and kick you. And if you get up without asking to go to the restroom, you will get DP. So what is dp me? Disciplined, physically physically disciplined, And if they do hear some talking, they're going to stop the bus Pull you off the bus. Give you a little bit of what they call it. They used to call it. What was it wrote there? That's what they do. Religiousness, just a gang a threat to us and what's the longest right that you've been on? It was three days going from prison, a prison of prison prison prison collect and everybody that was going to the shu in other places, and we went all the way up north to Crescent City, which is like Eureka. Oh, you're almost in Oregon and I actually went through organ to get to Pelican Bank Indian stopped at one of the prisons and you'll stay there overnight. And sometimes they put you to say you've been a hallway just sitting on a bench all night waiting on them to come get me, But I say it is nice. Uh, I've had some hippie, right? I believe you, but not like Mambo Alley. My name's Elita Bora. I served 12 little over 12 years in the California Department of Corrections been home about four years now. Back and wanted to say was around 2008. I got transfer away from San Quentin because they needed the cells for hire custody, incarcerated people so They shipped me off to California Men's colony. Okay. But the thing that is really difficult for Ali is that he had been taking college classes at San Quentin, right, And they don't have a program like that at CMC. So when he got transferred All of that stopped. And so I Li started doing everything he could to get back to San Quentin. The executive director of college programs like Live Just Hang tight. We're going to try to get you back so you can finish your college degree. I was like, OK, cool. Pretty soon Ali got called to a classifications here, which is an administrative thing you have to do before your transfer. So they called me two classifications like Yeah, she did it. She's get me back to San Quentin. So I go up in the classifications hearing and they're like, Yeah, we'll put you up for transfer and I'm just sitting there. Got my arms folded a little bit, You know, thinking, Yeah, they did this. This is yeah. You go into an out of state facility. Out of state facility. Yeah, they used to do that do that. It was common when the federal courts told California tto Lord overcrowded and as was like you've got to be kidding me. I'm supposed to be going back to San Quit in the classification hearings. They don't even let you talk man. I tried to talk. They just like well about to bring that up with your counselor and went back to the dorm. I was devastated. So Ali, facing another long ride on the great ghouls. This time he's headed out of state and a world away from San Quentin in the college classes, and it's like when you move anywhere. It's like you're starting a new life on ly In this situation. You have no control over it. You have no idea what that life is going to be. You're taking away from everything that's familiar. And your life is totally in somebody else's hands.
Governor to Release up to 10,000 Prisoners in California by End of August Amid Coronavirus Outbreaks
"We all know that Corona virus has been an issue in our state's prison system. We've had several outbreaks, and we've had inmate advocates protest loudly and strongly and advocate for the health of prisoners and the fact that it's very difficult to keep them safe in that institution when they're so close together, so the plan to release inmates is a plan the governor came up with in light of the Corona virus. Up to 10,000 inmates to be released These air folks that are at the end of their sentence a nonviolent offenses. He highlighted his plan in June. Here is a bit of what he said about how this program would work from the intake center that we capped for a period of time. To changing the way we were doing transfers between the prison's obvious concern about transferring someone that may be tested positive, and that's exactly what it looks like. Occured at San Quentin. I'll get to that in a moment, but we did that, in addition to looking at people with sentences that were almost concluded. And we looked at those sentences within 180 or so days and we said Look, you're going to be released. 180 days. Those of you that have really plans. Those of you that have a place to go. Those of you that can connect with our our system. Probation parole system on have actual plans in place. We're going to move you Ford a little bit
Ear Hustle Extra: Summer Listening
"As, you know we're between seasons right now. We will be back September ninth with season six, so we're dropping into your feed today. Impart to recommend some other things to listen to why ear hustle is way, and we'll get to those in a minute first though we have to talk about covert nineteen in California prisons since our last episode at the beginning of June the virus, which had already broken out at other prisons in California hit San Quinn Heart. I am Fine New York. Thomas I'm calling from the epicenter of Kovic Fit. And now flock of fan plan, and you didn't get the CO host shit this season. I na this cool indoor. And then could we were supposed to be. Recording episode Friday on a Friday and we didn't finish. Doing Monday when I come back. Early on I, hate hearing that. I remember that I was supposed to go back in, but I was actually really scared I was going. Bring the virus in and then a few days later San Quinton barred visitors anyway, and it stayed covert free at least for a while, and the cold is. We were assuming if covy had got into San Quentin. It would be staff that brought it in because once volunteers like me. Me Stopped going in staff pretty much. The only people going from the outside in, but that's not what happened in May busloads of prisoners from California Institution for men where there were a bunch Kobe. Cases were transferred to San Quinn. It was meant to reduce crowding as see I M and slow down the outbreak there before long cases at San Quentin started to skyrocket Roussin, cellmate tested positive. Moving, but they moved so many people man they ran out of lumine isolation ran out of room and all of pictures back there, so he got stuck in. leaving. It would be for like another five days before find out I. Get my results in the mail file positive already. When did you find out or I had a clue before they tested because I had a bag man in the lead with those Colbert. report him because I want to report them. It gets fit to where everybody got over that and definitely did it. But I knew some funny with that. Headache pounded for six days. I've never had nothing to sleep in those days and then smell newest bad, and so when the results came back, I wasn't surprised. Right now I'm good, only thing I feel right now. Is that my nose a little bit congestion, but I'm over in. New York is thankfully doing okay, but the situation Quinton is dire as we're recording this on July fifteenth CDC are is reporting thirteen hundred active cases of corona virus in San. Quinn there's nearly seven hundred other guys who did test positive, but have recovered together. That's more than half the population San. Quinn and the CDC are has confirmed ten indesit San Quentin caused by corona virus. The prison is on lockdown. Guys are in their sales twenty four hours a day every. Every three days they get out to use showers and phone, and we really helpless out here, but we're trying to do something. Your Hustle is partnering with the Prison University. Project and helping to raise funds to send care packages to every person inside San Quentin, and also to help feed the staff and nudge when I told New York about this on the phone, his requests was at more food at more food. They needed. Bro Like people need it. They're definitely it'll. Make sure it's fool. Definitely another one that's. All food. That the another one that's about to come through, so you say mainly food. And full man fool fool fool. Because of the lockdown. Guys aren't working right now, so they aren't getting that small bit of money that helps them buy food at canteen, and instead of going to the chow whole. They're getting food delivered to their sales in boxes. Soul instead of hot food is crackers, bread, chips Baloney and that type of shit all day, so other food is really important. Man What else what? What are you seeing me? Like. For me, I'm going through anxiety like I can't. I can't pay I work out my study all day every day on the bottom of my face. He's Cool I love him, but he needs to go from straight, so we need some. Time but I'm going to do that right now. the sad man. It's just like all the time to be in prison right now. Friend Steve Champion has been sick to. refers. Three days I had a headache to allow myself laying down. You know at school you know. What What a blanket on the floor and I find myself, laimbeer. And I'm sleeping all the way into breakfast and make today after sleeping it. Long time I'm still tired and I'm cold. I lost my sense of pace, but not my sense of smell and term flood of food to full game so absolutely horrible. I could eat. Just couldn't eat. You know. And so You know I'm just glad that you know. that. Yeah cut him off. Man All right well. That was Our good friend. Steve Champion has been on death row for. Like thirty seven thirty eight years. And he's still up there and right now with the Kobe. Watching people pass on. Out of times, you know I I'd be sitting here like who I'm glad I in in prison or more glad everything worked out in twenty eighteen. Governor Brown seems to release me goes. My brothers in there you know displaying the sentence so I knew I would have been there displaying them, and probably fell out so I'm I'm pretty glad that I'm not in that. Environment and I mean a totally different environment right now.
California's San Quentin Prison Was Free of the Virus. One Decision Fueled an Outbreak.
"California's one of the large states that has having a large surge in corona virus, cases and hospitalizations right now Arizona of courses in terrible shape right now. Texas is in terrible shape Florida, starting to get really terrible really fast. All three of those states are now having hospitals overrun while their case numbers hospitalization numbers just keep climbing every day scary. but California's having a real problem too, and here's something really specific. That's going on in. California, that was not just like a bad situation that arose from the Meyer of this epidemic in California part of their big problem, right now was a single screw up a bad mistake that has now set off. What is really a disaster? Here's what happened. By mid April one of the largest state prisons in California had run of outbreak. It started as just a handful of cases at the California State Prison in Chino. But it soon became dozens of cases, prisoners and staff alike. At the time there were more than forty two hundred men imprisoned at Chino that's nearly twenty percent more than the capacity. That prison was built to handle and of course. You know by their very nature. Correctional facilities and specifically overcrowded correctional facilities like Chino was just a hot bread for any hotbed for any sort of. Contagious, illness and sort of outbreak. So when they knew that in mid. April it was no wonder that by the following month by May. Corona virus had just run through every dorm, used to house prisoners at Chino. By the end of May there were six hundred and thirty five confirmed cases at Chino. There were nine men dead. Given the crisis, they had on their hands. The State Department of Corrections along with the State Attorney Journal decided that they would transfer all bunch of prisoners out of that prison out of Chino, and they would send them to other prisons in the state. One of those prisons was the infamous prison just north of San Francisco called Quenton now. At the time San Quentin had actually been doing very well and beating back the epidemic so well in fact at the time. San Quentin had no infections saint. Quentin had no corona virus infections in March. In April and it may. But then came this influx of prisoners from China, which had a terrible problem there more than one hundred twenty prisoners were transferred from Chino to that facility at San Quentin and they'd all been tested at some point before transfer. But. It wasn't like they were particularly sticklers timing it right off the bat. They knew problems. Many of the prisoners hadn't been tested for coronavirus for up to a month. Before they got sent from China to this new prison at San Quentin. And so at Saint Quentin within days. They get the sides of their first infections. In the month, or so since those transfers San Quentin has now become the largest corona virus outbreak in California. There have now been more than fifteen. Hundred confirmed cases at San, Quentin alone and at least six deaths. Three of those deaths just came this weekend. And amidst this huge spike in more than fifteen hundred cases at San Quentin. Well now, the top medical officer for California prisons has been fired. And now with the virus, having spread unabated throughout San Clinton. It is I mean there's no wonder that a lot of people are worried a lot of different levels starting of course with prisoners. And with their families recently, we had the chance to speak with the mother of one prisoner at San Clinton and her name is Rita Zavala. And she told us this about her son's cellmate, recently testing positive and how her son is living now. Are Man their lives matter to. Just like everybody else. And they should be treated like. Animals? That so like they are treating them like. Just let him sit there. You know if you make it. Oh, good, if not allow you know. That's not how treated human. Stage they got there, but they're paying for their mistake. You know being in prison. But my son was. But I feel like he is now because I don't know. If he if he is going to get the virus, and not is GonNa make it through the by rich because of their medical is not the greatest. You know. Last point raised by Ms Avella is critical one. It's the it's not just the number of men that are dying at San. Quentin, that is the cost for alarm. It's also the huge number of prisoners who are positive there now who are requiring medical care and they're requiring advanced medical care, which means they're getting not just the prison itself, but within the whole local healthcare system, some hospitals within reaching distance of San Clinton, have become so taxed already by San Quentin prisoners filling up their issues that they're no longer accepting any transfers of California state prisoners to their facilities situations gotten bad enough that one local doctor told our NBC news affiliate and San Francisco. That San Quentin is the Chernobyl of covid.
U.S. Reports Record Rise in New Coronavirus Cases
"Avenue at 19 cases in the US have risen 80% in the past two weeks, prompting new restrictions ahead. On the Fourth of July, We eight states announced a single day New case records in the U. S. With the nation itself, reporting a one day record total Tuesday off 47,000 new cases as the Midwest South and West, especially C sharp rises and infections. Us now, with more than 2.6 million cases, more than 127,000 deaths from Cove in 19. You're not going to stay home and you're not gonna wear masks We have to enforce. California Governor Gavin Newsom has reimposed several restrictions. More are coming. And he says he's serious about enforcing public health directives. California situation is bad enough that several states are ordering visitors from the Golden State. The quarantine for 14 days. Jim Roop LOS Angeles Santa Clara County officials have released a 23 page rule book on how to safely reopen schools. Different age groups will be given different rules. The county's health officer says It depends on containment and the number of cases of Koven 19 for in class learning, learning to resume. San Quentin Prison was free of the Corona virus until one decision was made from a Southern California prison were moved to San Quentin, bringing with them prisoners who tested positive for the disease. The inmates were being moved to San Quentin as part of a plan to halt the spread of Corona virus by reducing the number of inmates at the California institution for men in Chino. That's where nine inmates have died of nearly 700 had been infected. Within days. Some of the 121 prisoners from the bus has introduced the virus at San Quentin. More than 1100 of the prisoners have since been infected, and one prisoner has died. The transfer of inmates has been denounced by health officials and a state lawmaker as a public health failure. Marin County is now asking the
Marin asks Newsom to intervene in San Quentin outbreak
"Marin County's top health official is sounding alarms about the cove it 19 outbreak at San Quentin State. Prison officials say 1080 people incarcerated there have active cases of Corona virus. More than 100 staff there have tested positive. Marin County Health Officer Matt Willis says if the outbreak continues at the current rate, the prison could see another 1000 cases in the next two weeks, and if even only 10% and a requiring hospital level care that's 200 people and our regional system just wouldn't be able to accommodate that number. Willis says 40 inmates have been transferred to nearby hospitals. Prison officials say 2500 of San Quentin's 3500 prisoners along with all of its staff, Have been tested. The Marin County coroner says a death row inmate who died last week tested positive for covert 19.
COVID-19 Risks Prompt Some California Counties to Ease Jail Populations
"Is endemic in our society how can we really address all these issues about equity and about violence and about safety this is a moment of reckoning and I think we need to respond to prisons and southern California have hundreds of coronavirus infections each inmates at San Quentin want to prevent that from happening in the bay area prison they say there's already been a spike in covert infections one hundred and twenty one inmates were transferred there from the California institution for men in Chino California on may thirtieth stock visibility is known as a hotbed for coronavirus with nearly five hundred in the infections and fifteen deaths San Quentin is now seeing a rise in cases thirty three to date Kerry Reid a current inmate in San Quentin the certain facilities like the each unit are operating at two hundred percent capacity the overcrowding make social distancing impossible he says the dangers posed by the lack of social distancing and access to personal protective equipment infringes on his constitutional rights right the right privacy I can search any time in your life I am subject teacher or not right right we've called usual punishment you're not being given is right under your psychological difficult one that okay okay overcrowding was a problem in prisons before the pandemic it is not the main cause of the spread of the virus to inmates Weicker says prison capacity would need to be reduced to seventy percent to be able to safely social distance which is impossible and current conditions thirty five hundred inmates were released at the start of the pandemic earlier this month governor Gavin Newsom announced he will start releasing inmates within a hundred and eighty days of their release date but resigned an inmate at San Quentin says it's not enough they we critics also get real and we don't collect January but we don't focus so a lot of it the coalition is calling on the governor to approve the release of inmates over the age of fifty those who have a low risk of re offending and those who have been incarcerated multiple years without disciplinary action prison inmates at San Quentin are also demanding widespread testing for everyone living and working in the prison statewide nearly three hundred prison guards have also tested positive for the virus they're also demanding prison staff remain stationed and one part of the present but the state stop transferring inmates from prison to prison during the pandemic and for greater access to hygiene supplies
"You Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries, I'm your host Kit Chrome today to get us in the mood of haunted ghost towns that we're going to be talking about later in the we thought I'd cover a couple former military basis that were active during and slightly after world. War Two, but the two I found were six hundred fifty miles apart in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, two Tillamook Bay, Oregon was prepared for Submarine Attack Naval Air. Station, as it was called, was the base. Base for squadrons E. P. Thirty three and housed eight K class blimps that carried a crew of ten and dozens of depth charges. They were stored in an all wood, the hanger get this one thousand seventy two feet long two hundred ninety six feet, wide, one hundred ninety two feet high, that took thirty three million board feet of lumber to build originally the basis, one thousand six hundred acres held over sixty buildings, but as of today only thirty five or left standing. In a heavily wooded area paths lead to five separate ammunition bunkers, and the basis littered with dozens of locomotives left rusty on their tracks. There are several aircraft and radar bunkers. Also, it was nineteen forty eight when the base was decommissioned in our story really begins. The two huge hangars were filled with warplanes hanger a contained T. B.. M. Grumman Avenger torpedo boats Henry. Be stored. S. B. TO C. Hell diver dive bombers, five hundred planes in all being made ready for A. A last flight to the Aircraft Cemetery Arizona Robert. smedley was flying a hell diver to San Diego when bad weather said in when he turned back, a group of loggers saw the planes circling under low cloud cover just before the crash, wreckage of the plane was scattered over two hundred yard radius among the wreckage was copy of a Western Union note he'd sent to his wife just days before coming home soon, it said loud Bob People visiting the old base of reported seen. Seen a man dressed in a typical world war, two flight suit wandering among the wreckage, one visitor walked up to a Russian plane complete with a pilot and thought it was part of an act Robert. smedley left behind a wife and three-year-old daughter, and it's believed by local residents claim to have seen. The ghost is probably the spirit of Robert. Smedley, trying to find his way home now travel last six hundred fifty miles. I mentioned to San. Francisco's old hunters point shipyard originally. Originally built on six hundred thirty eight acres of Waterfront. Our story began so the dawn of July first nineteen, forty six, when the able day atomic airburst over tiny Bikini atoll took place over one hundred US military ships surrounded the island of all the vessels. It was light aircraft carrier. US Independence that the government decided to toe into hunters point shipyard intent on finding a way to decontaminate it. They also wanted to determine the potency of the radioactive contamination I. They tried sandblasting. We're left with tons of radioactive sand that had to be packed in of dump some thirty miles off the San Francisco coast next they brought in cats and dogs monitor effects radioactive poisoning on them, then placing the dead contaminated animals into barrels to be dumped into the Pacific. Finally, prisoner volunteers from nearby San Quentin prison were made to clean the ship when they died. You can only guess what happened to their remains. But that's ancient history, the grounds that made up the old shipyard or be decontaminated as soldier real estate investors, one investor reported that when crews were brought out to transient build foundations for his apartment complexes. They stopped short when they approached the side, it was overrun by cats and dogs, and a group of men, wearing vintage prisoner uniforms shuttle days later they were brought in again and found the lots and question deserted. Could the animals have been the spirits of the cats and dogs sacrificed and all those years ago, and what about the group of men were they go? So the volunteers as note of interest the US US independence began to sink before being decontaminated and. And was towed three hundred twenty eight miles out to sea at skull. At least that's what the navy says, but the Ocean Exploration Trust discovered the independence twenty eight miles west of San Francisco Bay and slightly cell of the fair alone
How Ear Hustle Went From Winning a Contest to Becoming One of the Most Successful Podcasts of All-Time
"Hello and welcome to incite podcasting. The show in which creators discussed their craft. I'm your host Sky Pillsbury. You just heard the voices of visual artists. Nigel poor and former prison inmate Alan Woods. They are co host and Co creators of Ear Hustle which tells stories about daily life inside San Quentin prison. The show which came to life after winning a podcast competition was an immediate hit when it launched in two thousand fifteen the show got a ton of press won awards. It seemed to be the podcast that everyone I knew was talking about and then in two thousand eighteen. Something pretty incredible happened then. California Governor Jerry Brown Commuted Orleans prison sentence Brown credited Orleans work on the podcast as a significant factor in his decision after twenty one years earlier on walked out of San Quentin a free man since then early on and Nigel and the rest of the ear hustle team have continued to tell stories about life on the inside but they've also reinvented elements of the show's format and explored new narratives on the outside. I'm going play you a clip from season. Four of the show in it. You'll hear Nigel. An airline speaking with curtis a newly released inmate about something that's been on his mind ever since he got out of prison. So here's the million dollar question man. Are you still a virgin killing me? Why she turned away was GonNa Take Care of yes. I'm still a virgin. Sadly how many days have you been a probably close to seventy okay? So what I know. That guys insider very preoccupied. About how quickly guys are going to have sex when they get out. I am on the side of. What is the rush rush is at many of us like myself have been on the inside for twenty four years with out sex so now we come out. We think that we're going to run right into the arms of some beautiful woman was just happening. So you WANNA have sex. You could just have sex but are you looking for sex or relationship so to ask her problem. Tell us about that clip from a season. Four episode called. I want the fairytale which is about dating after prison. It's one of the many fascinating episode ear. Hustle has reported on from the
What happens during a lockdown at San Quentin?
"So happy to be back. We got so much to talk about but dammit we are far behind. We are seriously behind schedule. And it's not our fault though this summer when we were supposed to be getting ahead of our new stories. San Quinn went on lockdown. You'd never know when it's GonNa hit but lockdowns do happen even here. In Sunny San Quentin lockdowns happen when the administration deems there's a credible threat to the safety and security of the institution like when keys. Go missing or they're looking for weapon either way a prison wise search begins and we prisoners or stuck in ourselves. Can't go to class can't go to the yard. Kengo to our jobs for three weeks. Nigel as you know here. Hustle was on ice. Oh I know because I couldn't come in you and I couldn't communicate and basically we couldn't do a bunch of the interviews for season three but for first episode. We're going to take that lemon and you're gonNA make some lemonade bomb as lemonade with a gang of sugar ear. Hustle is about what it's like to be imprisoned so our first episode is about what is like to be in a prison lockdown and as soon as that summer lockdown was over. We started recording. I love Graham crackers. Banana and peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches and a lot of other guys man. They really talked about food. During the lockdown. I mean a lot or you know one day you may Graham crackers so you gotta hold onto the Graham crackers. Then the next you'll get a banana so you save that and then when you get your peanut butter and Jelly you can make a Graham cracker peanut butter and Banana Sandwich. Jelly Sandwich and those are the best
California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack
"California a death row inmate died yesterday at a hospital while the previous day another prisoner was killed after two inmates attacked him John able an inmate at San Quentin who was sentenced to death row for killing a man in nineteen ninety one during a robbery at a bank in Orange County died at a hospital he was seventy five in a separate case officials at the Kelly pottery a state prison are investigating the death Friday of twenty one year old Joseph Martinez after two other inmates attacked
"san quentin" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Meaning, you know, there used to be guys out on the yard doing push ups and pull ups and playing handball or. Whatever two guys walking across the yard with a computer coding book in their hand going to the gym to sit down, and you know, practice studying together. I mean, it was amazing. Yeah. That's a that's a long way from press license plates. A right. Yeah. That's why. So where does fitness come in? I mean, it's like an everyday thing for me. You know, not always that way, though. I think very early on. It's encouraged right because the time the only thing to do right. You know, especially on the level four yards. If a riot kicks off. I think you're going to be wanting good shape as opposed to bad shape. So it was almost mandatory that the white guys out there working out, you know, and that that was out of survival. Not you know out of out of this love for working out. But then it was also a great way to pass the time. And for me, I had a lot of a lot of extra energy that that I wasn't putting into to drink in or using anymore. It became my sanctuary became. Meditation. You know, either running like you said it started yoga right did yoga so there's like proper there were like yoga classes every Tuesday night. Really? Yeah. In the Buddhist chapel. There was about thirty guys really and instructor named James FOX that would come in from the outside. As part of the inside prison project. And yeah, I mean, you know, you're you're in a crazy environment. But but what a better place to like just explore the the body in the breath, and the stretching and and the breathing. I mean for me really made a lot of difference in just how to cope with a lot of difficulty. And then running. Yeah. I mean, running that was something I fell in love with and I wasn't a runner, you know, my whole life. I don't think Iran, my first five miles until I got to San Quinn. You know is in the air force. But that was only maybe a couple of miles at a time. But I remember running that I, you know, twenty laps or whatever it was and the feeling that had you know afterwards. And also there's like imprison, you're never alone. And when I was running on the track that that was my time just to be with myself and be with my body be with my breath be with the things that were, you know, running through my mind. So did it start with you just saying I'm going to run around that the yard or was there a group saying come on we go we run at this time? Join us at actually at the time. I was trying to learn how to play tennis who believe it or not seeing quitting actually had a tennis court and a tennis team a very different picture splits out him. My mind, yoga, classes and tennis Sarda spoiler for everyone. But it was pretty amazing. And I really wanted to learn how to play this game tennis. You know, I didn't grow up playing. And I remember that I wanted to be fast enough to get to every tennis ball that was hit my way. So that's why I started running, and I just found a love for running that went beyond just being quick or fast. Yeah. I remember on my birthday. And my thirty eighth birthday. I decided I was going to run thirty eight laps around this track. It was nine and a half miles. A few months later there was a half marathon. And then that November I ran a hundred and five laps twenty six point two miles around the San Quentin prison yard all in the same direction. Or is he switched direction knows all the direction under four hours that pretty good not bad one to one of the hazards is if there's an alarm everybody has to sit down so so right in the middle..
BBCâ€™s podcast exclusivity angers listeners; Spotify plans more
"Just on your head. Well, actually, no rephrase what have you on your widespread? Anger at an announcement that that's popular BBC podcast. Fortunately, is going to be made exclusive to BBC sounds that broadcast his new audio app. It means that the podcast which isn't add on radio will no longer be available on other services, like apple podcast, Google podcast has concerned that because the BBC sounds app is unavailable outside the UK overseas. Listeners may not be able to listen. Fortunately, it isn't as bad as it seems the BBC tells us that this is part of an exclusivity trial for BBC sounds and only effects the first four episodes this season. The program will also be released on the BBC. I play a radio app, which is still available worldwide. All for episodes will be released on all platforms to after a thirty day window notwithstanding. This listener reaction is predictably fierce responses include the. The arrogance of the BBC's breathtaking and that the decision is bonkers not good bonkers, bad bonkers. The app is also being poorly reviewed now as a side note. The BBC monetize its podcast listening outside the UK with acres. So exclusively also removes revenue for the corporation and pod news estimates that the BBC is the world's second largest podcast after NPR. Meanwhile, Spotify is planning more exclusive podcasts on their platform. Reports. Tech crunch at CAS. According to the company podcasters who join Spotify exclusively well, actually able to grow their audience despite leaving other distribution platforms, for example, the Joe button podcast had its highest streaming day ever after joining Spotify the honor fest, February the twenty eighth to March third in Brooklyn in New York is inviting artists and storytellers to spend five nights at the. Life hotel as part of the on air fest. Residency the deadline to apply January the seventeenth you'll find a link to that in our newsletter and in the show notes earlier this week we reported that Apple's airplay to which is vaguely similar to Google's chrome cost is coming to new Samsung televisions. It's also going to be seen on televisions from Sony LG and video Paul chaser. Have posted their two thousand nineteen roadmap and twenty eighteen review. The plans include better discovery integrations with other platforms and revenue including merchandise yesterday. We linked to US radio's top advertisers on a website called inside radio. Now that website doesn't work in Europe for which are apologies will linked to what you missed today in our newsletter. And in our show notes vocal cast is a new podcast aggregate hoping to organize sports podcasts there. Tell news our process allows us to comb through thousands of podcast. Episodes every day to identify and rank those belonging to the major sports disciplines. In contrast, apple podcasts has four US leaning sports subcategories the first six teams have been picked for the Google podcasts and PR X creator program. Congratulations to them free podcast host Zad cast or is it Z cast. Anyway, we don't need to worry anymore because they're took close. They've given podcast is just three weeks to find alternative hosts. Is there an issue with podcast? Discover ability one survey says yes, it's a survey conducted by the podcast hosts it got two hundred twelve responses the New York festivals award ceremony is now open for interest. Twenty nine hundred includes more podcast categories. Spreaker has released a new version of its newsletter which promises bite-size news that'll take less than three minutes. If your time that sounds great. If vaguely familiar and hustle is looking for a part time. Mm content producer based in Emeryville in California. And also in San Quentin state prison,
Escaped San Quentin inmate Shalom Mendoza captured at Taco Bell
"san quentin" Discussed on KGO 810
"Me your tweets out. Eat them behrman. Oh my goodness. Thin Lizzy lovette. That's a great song. We're going to get to the San Quentin jailbreak because I want somebody is going to have to help me the reports that I'm seeing and I could be totally wrong on this and Brett burkhart we'll have to help me out. But I'm seeing that this guy walked out of San Quentin state prison late last night. There's an area of the prison that is unfenced. That's the minimum security dormitory just outside the prison walls, so based on the level of crime that you're serving time for the house some inmates there, and apparently this person was missing during an inmate count last night. So he was in this lower security part. Correct fans to minimum security dormitory just outside San Quentin prison walls. What's interesting to me is that really believe he's tied to a carjacking shortly after he was discovered missing. That's. Believable to me, and he was serving time for carjack violent carjacking involving a weapon. You don't I okay? We're going to talk more about that. In a saying I wanted to take calls to on because I'm telling you, I know that somebody listed some of you listening right now, you could be that some people are root for people when they escaped from prison. There are people who do that. Now, I want to hear from you for one five eight hundred eighty eight ten I I wanna take this call from Andy and Morgan hill because we were just talking about the top new stories of twenty eighteen Andy, you're on Keijo ten with Ethan Bearman. How you doing? I look, I know you're champion for the little man. And so my question is this. I I spent some years living in paradise. I have a lot of friends up there lost everything businesses homes friends is going to be held criminally responsible for their actions. If you look at San Bruno, you look at the campfire you look at then there's others that have gone by. You're going to get criminally charged in. I wanna see TJ do some serious time. People have died. People lost your businesses. Stephen foster homes. People have lost their pets their animals. I mean paradise is gone. It's awesome maps. And I haven't heard one single thing about anybody from being held responsible. The fact that PGA is basically a monopoly if you buy a home, or you you wanna let what are your options as far as I remember from high school and that was quite a while ago. Monopolies are not allowed in the United States unless unless the state grants you monopoly, which has happened. That's what that's what I mean. You bring up so many important points, Andy, and I am very upset about what has transpired. I am a bit emotional about it at times. And I'm glad that you bring it up because I really believe that there are three key things that must happen one. We must end the state authorized monopolies, we got to end it, and we tried it. Just for a second early two thousands Enron was in their full scandal mode. And so we had some rolling blackouts and the mirror lake. We can't do that because of Enron, but it was Enron it works and other states where you do you delineate you separate the retail sales from the wholesale provider. And there's a state group in the middle that run the transmission lines. We also need to break the stranglehold in allow neighborhood grids we need to allow little development grids that. So we can pull together as neighbours and build a large solar array with some batteries, etc. Generator and completely disconnect from the greater grid. There needs to be that'll that that was actually prohibited. In all of this. And Furthermore, I couldn't are'more that people need to be held criminally liable when they neglect to implement standard safety protocols, which we learned about what the San Bruno explosion in particular. If you're I did that we're in jail. The same needs to be held with corporations. They should not be shielded from that liability, whomever, is alternately responsible for that criminal activity should be sent to jail and must be held to account. And until then it's easy said, well, that's going to ten million bucks. I'm not going to be able to take a trip to Monte Carlo with my family this year. If I don't get that big fat bonus screw you is what I have to say to that. You took your millions of dollars instead of spending it on safety that is a problem. And you don't give me all fired up about that. Again. Way to fired up, and then my heart. Look, my heart rate's going up. I'm looking on. My apple watch it goes up when I talk about PG, right? It's so wrong. The way we're handling this totally wrong. And it's such a gigantic and transparent. Crecy that's tied in with the state that it takes us to break it up. We have to get mad. I can't be the only one get mad about it Mia vocal about it. We all have to be start writing letters and talking about it talk about it with everybody, you know. And then maybe we can start making changes we need competition. We need somebody else. Other than p genie break it up break it up. And a good employees will get hired by whomever replaces PG any. I'm just telling you all the good employees will get rehired in whatever comes out of those ashes, they all will. Andy. So upset about that topic. All right. Thanks for calling in. I hope you have a happy. Happy holidays. Eighty six people died in the fire wiped out paradise. Their families are having a sorrowful holiday season sorrowful mourning period. Because of that fire, which is the more. We learn the more it looks like PGA was the source. Korea the reporting and both the Mercury News and the chronicle. It's just what it keeps looking like, all right. I want to get to the San Quentin escaped though, convicted carjacker strolls out of San Quentin late last night, and then carjacked a car now. I don't know about you brat. But every time I drive by San Quentin. I don't think to myself I'm about to be carjacked. I know I've never thought that to myself before drive by Saint Quentin have you you've you feel safe. I mean, it's the I do I think of death row, I think of maximum security. I've never thought to myself. Gee, i'm. Going over the Richmond San Rafael bridge. I ought to worry about somebody's gonna hop onto the highway and point a gun at me and. Or.
"san quentin" Discussed on KGO 810
"Embarrasment. Oh my goodness. Thin Lizzy lovette. That's a great song. We're gonna get to the San Quentin jailbreak because I want somebody who's going to have to help me the reports that I'm seeing and I could be totally wrong on this. And Brett burkhart will have to help me out. But I'm seeing that this guy walked out of San Quentin state prison late last night. There's an area of the prison that is unfenced. That's the minimum security dormitory just outside the prison walls, so based on the level of crime that you're serving time for the house some inmates there, and apparently this person was missing during an inmate count last night. So he was in the this lower security part, correct? Yeah. That'd be one on fans to minimum security dormitory just outside San Quentin prison walls. What's interesting to me? Is that believe he's tied to a carjacking shortly after he was discovered missing. That's. Believable to me. And he was serving time for cardiac violent carjacking involving a weapon. You don't I okay? We're going to talk more about that. In a saying I want to take calls to on. 'cause I'm telling you. I know that somebody listed some of you listening right now, you could be that some people are root for people when they escaped from prison. There are people who do that. I want to hear from you for one five eight hundred eighty eight ten I I wanna take this call from Andy and Morgan hill because we were just talking about the top news stories of two thousand eighteen Andy, you're on Keijo ten with Ethan Bearman. How you doing even I look, I know you're champion for the little man. And so my question is this I spent some years living in paradise. I have a lot of friends up there lost everything is his homes friends. Where's PG gonna be held criminally responsible for their actions? If you look at San Bruno, you look at the campfire you look gets then there's others that have gone by. Yeah. When you're going to get criminally charged in I wanna see somebody from teaching me do some serious time. People have died. People have lost your businesses. Stephen foster homes. People have lost pets their animals. I mean paradise is gone. It's awesome maps. And I haven't even heard one single thing about anybody from PG meeting held responsible. The fact that PGN is basically a monopoly if you buy a home or you you wanna let. What are your options as far as I remember from high school and that was quite a while ago? Monopolies are not allowed in the United States unless the state unless the state grants you monopoly, which has happened. That's what that's what I mean. You bring up so many important points, Andy, and I am very upset about what has.
"san quentin" Discussed on Why Sports Matter
"Dollars hundred fifty dollars starts or two thousand dollars in your pocket thousand dollars in your pocket starter to a couple of thousand. Now, you that person day or by? The rock star carry pistols and stuff like that. And I wasn't a gun do like shit. I'll twelve have one of the main reasons he began selling drugs was to help his mother. There's nothing like seeing Bob committed in the door, and they'll sixteen seventeen eighteen hours shifts did this, you know, fall it out to couch because she's she's so tired or even going to sleep in the station wagon because she can't even bega a house 'cause he's tired of Gorda sleep at the stop light stuff. Like that. I was watching it as a kid and houses, you know, she she's doing all this. You You know? know, three hundred dollars for the reds stuff. Like them like go get that in. Thirty minutes. One good fifteen minute wrote around the block, and that's it. She used to always tell me like you wanna be like your uncle's. You ought to you know, what you do just. So you got thinking think, right? I'll try to work hard. You said this bag, you know, telling me to real do like telling me all the things that I need to hear. But what are your also thought like that that it will have to be like stupid? Bye, mom, totally different light of doing this. I do that. She liked Karaj. You get in trouble jail. Do you have to? He was just twelve years old the first time, he got arrested puzzle. Doing what I'm doing like, I know that as big a caught up, you know, I'm going to go for three to five years first time roll like if I get caught dirty dirty dirty. I got three to five, and I was okay with that by fifteen corron had been in and out of juvenile detention centers many times when you around mid then when you're in a virement of, you know, corrections, you never show weakness. But, you know, mentally behind that it was so many layers to me behind that. I was I was shocked. I was scared. I was I was we strictly fragile I was in a crazy place. I was confused a need I needed direction that I did it all read the bible wrote letters receive numerous letters. It was tough who strangely tough. He's still remembers. Clearly, how ineffective the prison system was you supposed to go to be rehabilitated. And that's definitely not the case. A lot of people go to be better criminals. A lot of people come out. More worse off than they ever were. Because the traumas never really address for a teenager at the time being Carso rated with the murders. You know, people that had the worst of worse cases, I was exposed to everything even more. So than what I was exposed to the streets because at least I can dodge dudes, at least I had the freedom to late, man. Don't go it over there over there. But now, this do maybe my Selley I gotta deal with twenty three hours a day taught him about this shit every day like it's terrible. But main reason crun- avoided spending most of his life in prison his basketball even played for prison basketball team when he was incarcerated they were actually let you leave. What else shackles you travel on a bus in you, you play opposing correctional facilities sometimes boys and girls clubs, and then they bring you back sports saved my life it Larry. Saved my life. Someone asked me that before like, what would you be without bass, boss? It did. Civilised that basketball gave him hope something to dream about. Away to imagine a better future after an especially bad stint in prison when he was fifteen gotten thrown into solitary confinement. Krahn stop selling drugs job at Burger King and committed to making the most out of himself as a basketball player. Whatever I got it to like a crazy place a need the vet let also that frustration worked out worked out hard. You know sports reflection of life. You've got to be able to have people. You got to be able to you know, deal with situations on the fly. You gotta be able to react, you know, just all these days. So I found out that I was really good at basketball. I was able to make a living for myself scouts, and college coaches started showing up at his games, he'd quit selling drugs for good. And this feature finally looked bright..
"san quentin" Discussed on Why Sports Matter
"From vocational training to Shakespearean theater to GD in college level classes, San Clinton's not the norm all of that even having organized sports like baseball. That's unusual. Those is heard the same criticisms can quote, unquote, coddling the criminals, I often get asked when I'm briefing talking about this issue by folks in the audience that say, why should we care? They're there because they did something we're not there to coddle them there to serve their time. I think it's important for people to realize the very fact that we incarcerate someone. That's pretty severe punishment. I mean, it's not that we're sending them to a Hilton hotel or something like that. And we really really is their their housing pretty, you know, harsh settings. Let me think about coddling. I I mean that phrase I think it's important for people to recognize the fact that someone's going to prison for five ten twenty five years they're being punished. There's no doubt about that. And she hears people complain about the cost of these programs baseball sports in at San Quentin. Those aren't being paid for by tax payers. My understanding is that say is coming from donations from various employee's of employers, for example, as well as you have volunteers coming into the San Quentin to help really manage that the sports. And so so it's a porn to realize it's not that it's taken away for new as taxpayer or that. It's taken away in your children really is these are very low cost. Programs that has a potential to have a huge impact Lewis has found in a research these programs even save money in the long term by reducing rates of recidivism, another word for reincarceration what we're able to show is that that if you educate people, but you do reduced the the risk of being reciprocating by thirteen percentage points. So that's a dramatic drop in risk, and there's very few programs that have that kind of fact, it's really often if you look at other rehabilitative programs, it's maybe two five percent drop in risk of recidivism. So if we have to make a trade off is to which programs to fund for those who incarcerated education clearly bubbles up to the top because it has such a dramatic effect. And again is such a low cost program, these educational programmes, teaching mates hard skills that will help them get jobs when they are released which is critical to affectively reintegrating back into free society. But often does skills alone are not enough. You may train Solent, for example to become a welder, but that individual may have little history or or experience what it means to work at an organized workplace what it means to work in a structured environment. Where you now have a boss or leader where you have to work as part of a team we have to commit to practice. We had to commit to show up on time every day. Those are sauce skills that are very important for people to develop baseball teaches them that sort of thing as well. And so those kinds of skills are important because it's not only helping them in terms of their physical health. But also in terms of really increase in self esteem and starting to learn what it means to be part of a team and to commit to show up for the rest of the team members and doing your best. Now wish P C to growth enough. Do we Bill that goes on on Hugh? I knew radio. To be out there in..
"san quentin" Discussed on Why Sports Matter
"It's gonna be a frightening experience, very traumatic for a lot of people, and it's not unusual to have somebody say I've been here. Five six years. Have just starting to be canned to relax a little bit. Just my last time there just a couple of weeks ago. Guy was telling me, I finally think I'm judging I'm not scared to death all the time. I could finally sleep. I can finally walk around and feel. Okay. Well, good. Some people say let them feel fear, but the be punished many might not react well to hearing inmates John wind ham a man convicted of aiding and abetting murder calling the baseball team, blessing and joy saying the baseball makes him feel free. It was an elderly lady in our church who has a caregiver and this curb ever took her to church, and we always have breakfast at first and she was with us at the breakfast table. This young woman came up that her husband had been killed by someone who is now at Saint Quentin and the conversation moved to well. Several of us at that table were involved in ministries at San Quentin prison, and she said, I don't like those programs that guy that killed my husband. He needs to rot personally. I support progressive prison reform, but if I lost my wife because Saint Quentin inmate murdered her I probably want her killer to rot to do prisoners deserve to play baseball Adamus. John wind him that question when John called him from prison this summer and the night before his parole hearing, what would you say to someone that came up to you? And when I think of people in prison, I don't want them having that experience because you know, I want them to be punished. How do you deal with people who would say like, I don't think you deserve baseball. I stayed in baseball. I I wouldn't be the type of person shoes. Very visi. Do you want me to stay the person that you won't? Persian that you can t. Right. So you can't have a weight you won't meet to just to be better. Or you won't meet your stay as I was. I am baseball is a way of hearing. We heard people because he was so you wanna sustain it hurt hurting continue to get out of the people feel that way 'cause we come back ninety people in prisons comeback. Skew. And what do you want returning to commute ninety percent of inmates return to free society? Is that right? I wasn't so sure so I asked Lois Davis an expert on prison reform at the world renowned think-tank the RAND Corporation is really focused on the intersection between public health and the criminal Justice system, regardless of whether or not you're supportive rehabilitation. The the key thing to remember is that over ninety percent of the will eventually return home. They'll come back to your local community we have over two million people currently incarcerated the United States in state and federal prisons. So that doesn't include jails and of those about seven hundred thousand returned to the community each year within three years we typically save between thirty to forty percent. We'll be reincarcerated. So that is the the scope of the problem that we're dealing with. The question is do you want them to sit in their cell and just serve time. Not really doing anything to be able to better themselves. What kind of men and women? Do we want? Turning to our communities when they get out of prison and win they're out. What are the factors that lead them to reaffimed, Lois is studied these questions and come to some pretty dramatic evidence based conclusions that programs such as the sin Quenton baseball team have a dramatic impact. In addition to sports programs sin. Quentin also offers qualified inmates many other educational programs.
"san quentin" Discussed on Why Sports Matter
"And I just wish I would have have paternity to watch him grow and do this professionally but that wasn't what happened, but then Kathy to move after husband joined the military leaving John behind feeling brokenhearted and lost. I remember it's like image burned in my brain. When we were in the car, and we were getting ready to drive off and. John was holding onto the door handle saying don't leave me. Don't leave me. He went around to. He was going around all the doors, and you can't go. Haunts me sometimes because that was a really tender tender age, and when I left he was lost. There was no one there when he got home. So he turned into a latchkey kid he will seeking somebody to follow somebody to be with him. When he was nineteen years old John was convicted of aiding and abetting a homicide. When individual to go retrieve some tires that was taken from him. Five people shot. Innocent people shop for no easy. And I was seeing Aden. Bidden floor national with this person and committee convert fifteen fifteen to life and just like that any shoddy ad being a professional athlete was gone. It's forty nine now and is leading prime was spent in prison, and then the rest of his life after that he's applied for parole. Several times and been rejected. Not for baseball. John doesn't know what kind of man he'd be today. It's a blessing. This joy me to do. The walls are down we own the field. I'm in heaven right now, this is where I stay at right. Till eight o'clock, and they say lock it up. Jail right until we free free. The field even has its own name the field of dreams that was a creation of chaplains Smith. That's Kent Philpott a pastor for mill valley, which is a small town near San Quentin. He's been volunteering at the prison for decades and has been one of the baseball teams coaches for much of the past twenty years ever since the program started in nineteen ninety-five it started. When Chaplin Earl Smith was the first African American chaplain in the prison system and one day or all walked over from the Protestant chapel into the Catholic chapel. And there are sitting at a desk clerk, a fellow by the name of JIMBO and on the desk was a catcher Smith so chaplains Smith ask JIMBO if he knew how to use that glove, and he said, yeah. Yes. And that was the starting point for Earl putting together the baseball team can loved coaching the San Quentin team. It was a lot different than coaching little league or coaching highschool. These were men. Who really wanted to play ball? They were easy to coach because it really wanted to do it. They didn't like loosened games. They just gave it everything. People. Ask him all the time. If he ever feels he's risking his safety coaching in the prison often. I had brought my wife down to lower yard. And never feared a single. Thanks. She never had a fear. I didn't either. The guys would tell me your wife a safer here than any place on the world. Nothing will ever happen to her here. And that's the way those guys are. What are the things you find out there? If your volunteer at you play it straight. Nothing's going to happen to you. But can also hear from a lot of people who take issue with the prisoners getting to play baseball. Even some rec league players had members of baseball teams who came in who played against San Quentin teams. And in conversations in and out of the prison or down in the parking lot, while we're getting ready to go out up into the couch gate and go through execs breast, a real disdain for this. I've been accused of coddling the criminals Ken to seen the way prison breaks men down. President is no fun for anybody including Saint Quentin..
"san quentin" Discussed on Why Sports Matter
"This. We look at sports and rehabilitations through the lens of prison reform and the lived experiences of people who have been on the inside. I don't have very many fears in life. But one of them is what I would call a loss of freedom. That's will brandenburger. He's been on one of the rec league teams that have played against the inmates insane Quentin, and he describes what that experience is like you're walking into a situation where people who, you know. Fifty percent of probably done some form of physical harm to another human being are now holding a weapon, whether it be a bad or cleared or the bottom of base or whatever checklist of things you cannot bring in and reminds you that you're not allowed to give the inmates anything and the classic line of we are not in the business of negotiating in case. You become a hostage from one second. You're standing in a parking lot. The you're much used to like any other parking lot to the next second year smack in the middle of a jail in their record. And there was a crowd waiting for them hundred fifty two hundred and fifty inmates. There's the natural reaction. And then there's the reaction that takes over the natural reaction. Of course is hey on your guard. You never know. And then there, of course, is okay. I grew up pretty open minded person. In these are human beings. I remember one thing was I was trying to concentrate on do I look in the eye, and who do I don't look in the eye. The field looks like most other wreck league baseball fields. You see what what looks like a baseball field because it's got four bases pretty much all dirt infield, Scott sparse to okay grass on the outfield. But there are no fence really knows basically people walking around the track in their exercise who for lack of better term create the fence in the outfield when the game started. We'll find out pretty quickly that the inmates could straight up play. We got blown out by them. And that was the first game. I played I was so impressed with frankly, the quality of the team the final score was like fourteen to two and there was an appropriate amount of ribbing going on not by the Saint Quentin giants, but by their buddies who are, you know, by that time lining, the fence in a lot of cases, so inappropriately. So we got smacked after the game the inmates in players would gather and talk. Just like after any other game. When the game ends is probably the most interesting or at least best. It's the best moment. Probably of the day you line up like you do with almost every at the end of every sport. And you go through the line, and you high five those high fives turned into handshakes with looking in you in the eyes. So it wasn't fist-bump. It wasn't a high five. It was a true. Like, thank you. This was excellent. You know, this was a real privilege true. Look in the eye. The you also get the feeling that some of that is they wanted to soak up every moment of connection with with the outside thankfulness that. At least a small group of the population would want to come in and interaction. I'm a good light on folks that are probably otherwise shunned a little bit by society. And so you end up having some running conversations with folks who really pretty much wanted to talk to you one of those inmates on the field that day was John wind him a talented athlete who in his youth had the potential to play at a very high level. But that was almost thirty years ago when I was younger, and I've been locked up for twenty eight years. So I kinda kinda miss my chance and actually plan on a higher level when he was young John had a hard time staying out of trouble. I got caught up. That feeling nice. Ingram veins feeling that. Right. Always had it on the sports field in that. And I didn't cut it off when I left the sports field. Kathy williams. John's older sister, basically raised him have four children. Maybe eldest I kinda wind up taking on a role of caring for everyone in the house. No one John king was my baby. He was always a very active child. So when he started doing sports like the ball was extension of him..
"san quentin" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"The JV program. Jen, Victoria, Victoria is still having trouble with her bronchial problems. Jennifer is here though to present a shape care schilling at the controls in our studio in in Boston. I don't know what you want to move to Boston care. I'm okay where I am. But thank. Or maybe in the summer. I'll move there. Okay. Got it. All right. So Jan Jan what do you have in this serene? Wonderful quiet world. We live. Started. What do we have? Bad after you. You intro it that way. But there's a story out of California. That's been developing aside from the one that says more people have exited California that have come into here. Because. Right. But there are two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer that apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on death row, which is the largest in the nation in California at a prison called San Quentin. You've probably heard of it correction cowboy movies as exactly right corrections officials said that they found Andrew you're a Dallas who's fifty four and respect or was fifty four unresponsive during a security check at the San Quentin state prison last Friday. He was sentenced to death on October fifth bite, Orange County, California judge for killing five women in California any previously face the death penalty for three murders in Illinois. Now, I guess he after he'd been on death row since October the twelfth then separately the same day. This is where the story gets really weird at say they found Virendra Govan fifty one who was unresponsive alone in his cell it different death row. Oh housing unit on Sunday. So you had one go Friday one goes Sunday. Now, this one was sentenced this guy was sentenced in December two thousand and four for committing four Los Angeles County murders, there's no word as to whether or not these were of suicide pacts apparently suicides are not uncommon in death row. There are currently seven hundred and forty offenders on California's death row, it's very rare that any of these are these people are ever put to death in the state of California. But now they're kind of going in to see why so many of them are committing suicide. They're sixteen suicides per one hundred thousand inmates. I guess and the average suicides happening in San and far out. Pat are far surpass that number that sixteen out of one hundred thousand inmates that his usual on death row, but kind of an interesting and intriguing for federal prison officials whether or not these two had come to some sort of agreement or if there's some sort of greater packed. Going on in that prison. What do you make of it? What do you think? You know, the truth. Is it saves me? This sounds so terrible and brutal. But. Thank you. There you go. I mean. Ever value human life? Obviously, I do and I don't like to see people die, but these people are bad people. So then would you how do you value? The life of Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo. Yeah. What do you think of his? I'm not a fan. Okay. He's not one of my favorites. What are you getting it? So prosecutors have started the jury selection. Remember he was extradited here last year. From headquarters of the cartel as much as I can figure. Have as many people in jail is not they run the cartels from jail one of Mexico's weakest moments during the time that he was running the cartel. They say that he imported two hundred metric tons of cocaine to the US two hundred metric tons of cocaine. Can you imagine the value of that heroin meth marijuana all that stuff? Marijuana now, Anita imported plenty of it going to be grown here legally. But anyway, prosecutors charging El Chapo in connection with the assassination of thousands, thousands thousands of people who went into business against him. He just killed them all wherever somebody would pop up to compete with him or one of his underlings just kill him, and brutally. So why is there even a question about what? Goes on with this guy. I don't even juries, and this is where the system how long it's taken them to get even jury selects the guy's been sitting in jail for year. How's that Justice Gettleman is so slow? It's ridiculous. Laughing. Right, right. He's laughing at they're not going to start the opening arguments until next week and the trial's expected lasts for several months, execute the guy he's guilty. It's just foolishness. This is a waste of man. All right. So as much as we're so fascinated with the election the results, and all that sort of thing. I thought I'd take a different twist on this. Because I don't think most people realize this sort of thing happens in America. What I'm talking about is electing people from other countries by voting in America. And the reason I know about this is because in the town where I live in Massachusetts framingham. Largest single group of Brazilians in America. There are thirty five thousand Brazilians who live in Massachusetts alone and the largest group single group of them are here in framingham. Thirty. Five thousand Brazilians registered to vote in their election last weekend. They voted from the Brazilian consulate wherever there is a Brazilian constant like one in Boston here seven thousand voters registered and cast their ballots in the electronic voting took place for the Brazilian election. And not only did they have ballots in Boston. But they move some of the machines to framingham. Because there are so many of them here to facilitate the election. So there was behind the scenes while all of the election area going on for candidates in America among those who are here legally, and I suppose illegally they made through the Brazilian radio stations. In the Brazilian news media, the Brazilian electronic media. I mean who even knew that there was this kind of sub coach going on. I as many people as I know live here in framingham. Last seventy nine hundred most of them were registered about most of them voted. Now, here's an interesting side note to this Jennifer, there were seventy nine hundred people voting who were. Who registered to vote that live in framingham. Registered to vote in Brazil. And of that group seven thousand voted look at that in comparison to our numbers. In a manner of speaking. So anyway, there are lots of issues in Brazil. They they've got a lot of corruption their politicians are worse than even the ones here imagine. And there are a lot of local voters. I had no did you have any idea? This was going on and no idea. No. It's all over apparently wherever they were. And it's not the only there are other South American countries that have registered voters that live in America to vote in their elections. But the most notable was the Brazilian election, and you can vote in Brazil when you're sixteen you can register to vote when you are sixteen in Brazil. What do we think about that? Something to it. Actually. I think kids in school may be on. Not mature enough. When you there's plenty of information around it ought to be that they are mature enough and ought to be that seniors in high school. What is it? You can vote when you're eighteen now. Right. Or is it twenty one eight hundred eighteen so voting at sixteen if we could educate we've know we really took time in school to teach kids about government, and what's going on in the election instead of having it so pejoratively because most of the teachers at least around here are left of center, and I don't want them influencing. They should keep their Moshe each other system works and not tell us what they think about Elizabeth Warren. Anyway. So I find this very it's fascinating that all these people voted now, I wonder how many of them voting the American. That's you thinking I think I'm thinking what you're thinking. How many of them are going to vote in the American election? Do they vote right serious? Double tap. Yeah. Right. Exactly. Some of the we didn't know it was going on. I think and that's one of the good reason to listen to the JV program..
"san quentin" Discussed on CBC Radio - Spark
"A lot of people. I love podcasts usually listen to podcast topics. I already know I'm interested in and wanna learn more about, but one of my favorites is one. I just stumbled upon your hustle is about daily life in prison, San Quentin prison. The term ear hustle is prison slang for eavesdropping. It's made entirely inside the walls of the prison by inmates an volunteer from the outside. It features interviews with other prisoners topics range from the every day. Like how inmates day looking sharp in prison. Shop? No show. Right now we're out on the patio. Come out here we why you waiting. You can play some basketball. You could play tennis. I even go, whoa shoes for you don't matter what type of hair you have, what race you are. I do it all to how prisoners serving deeply long sentences, cope life Life for for Curtis. Curtis in prison is. Is pretty hopeless. I longed for the day that it ends. One way or another. What I appreciate most about it is how universal it is. The situation is stark, but the questions it raises are so deeply human. Can you be forgiven for the wrongs you've done? How do you stay hopeful when things are beyond your control? But the reason I want to talk about it on spark is because of its particular use of digital technology to build bridges, see, even though ear hustle is fully digital. The podcast is produced, Jalil, it has a website, Facebook, page, Instagram, Twitter prisoners, in San Quentin, can't use the internet. So I started interviewing men inside and we were just going to air on the closed circuit station inside the prison. This is Nigel poor. She's an artist who volunteers at San Quentin and is the co, creator, and co host of your hustle. But a local radio station heard about what we were doing and they offered to come in and train us and teach us how to do interviews, how to use pro tools editing because none of us had any background in that after. Working on the radio show for three years..
"san quentin" Discussed on Overdue
"Yeah yeah which kind of sucks it's like almost there you're describing thing to me that i'm like okay i'm there but i need like one paragraph in keys's head to like land the moment and might also you might be a little bit of another like a product of its time thing where sure alcoholism or any kind of addiction would be seen not necessarily as disease but as a personal failing and and the way it's read in the book makes a little bit more sense if that's the way that you know if that's the way that the reader is expected to interpret it is like why is this person doing this thing to themselves that's a good point that's a good point yeah we don't talk about the same way all right and then the other thing which is a little more humorous and gets into qisas privileges going to read a couple hit me apple so okay so you know how lucas john was literally in prison okay how he's actually in real prison like in san quentin right in san quentin in nineteen seventy whatever okay and so she is she is reading luke's book in preparation for this interview and qisas talking about how she kind of envies him because he is you know he's successful and respectable and he's he is you know he believes in this cause and whatever and she'd thinks in an indirect way the book related to her prison can be any kind of bondage even lunch at lug renew which is the fancy restaurant that she eats that and then there's another thing where she's where she in lucre talking like this is luke thinking the bird in the gilded cage was dying inside and he knew it he wondered if she knew it too so again like now you have the person who's actually in literal prison thinking of and collect comparing the socialite world to prison.
"san quentin" Discussed on Life of the Law
"Not all want to represent fad all of the officers in san quentin our humanitarian ends it just not but i think it's important to know that this story is not an isolated incident sale live in west block on the fourth tear and every night i listen to this officers coming down the tear and i can hear him because he's stopping at people's sale and he's asking them how they're doing and and what are they doing this weekend and how are they feeling do you know just things that human being say to each other when they want to let each other no beg you matter so every night he comes to my selden no matter what i'm doing i just style and i tell them i say can i brother and he continues any finishes his cal preparing to go home to his family but before he goes he always says can i brothers brothers sisters goodnight the song you heard woven throughout this live law special was freedom composed in performed by david jossi you can hear the full version of david song and all of the stories presented live at san quentin as we'll see photos from the night by going to our website life of the law dot org the original version of this episode episode 73 live at san quentin was produced by jonathan her i handled minor production updates on this version episode one hundred and twentyfive every broadcast live at san quentin was a coproduction of life of the law the san quentin news the san quentin prison report the society of professional journalists northern california chapter and the california department of corrections and rehabilitation life of the law is a nonprofit project of the tide center and you can still make a tax deductible donation to help covered the direct cost of producing our stories so take a minute visit our website life of the law.
"san quentin" Discussed on Life of the Law
"That's one in moments would you just absorb the motorbike beer business they sam roberson wind haynes and the members of sync with news hired me right this is why the guys and asked qpr like me because i come in our bring another dynamic that you only get at a prison likes saying clinton you don't get this any place sales were not having any place sales only here only here this is where rehabilitation is actually taking place you're looking at rehabilitation right now this is what it looks like this is what it looks like we get back to the game draymond green with the ball back to the basket magic johnson's on the bench run out abroad and james worthy he's defend any beginning changed back to the basket warm in the back a draymond green draymond green with the base last may old dunk in the face of worthy magic jeff backs came back into the game boggles steph curry which is still step back chopper in the face another deep 3point facial kobe brought takes the ball another still bus steph curry missed the magnificently a 35foot of face oh my god this is overweight right now the scores one fifty the lakers won twelve in the lakers lose this game sorry laker fans is not happening today the golden state warriors arctic champions two now dole anybody still my hashtag i am hashtag rebirth legit it's only at san quentin net the general manager of the golden state warriors comes in and brains his team with you and they stand on the sideline it may ease up next to many say a her room when you gonna give me a nickname.
"san quentin" Discussed on Life of the Law
"All all of these noon here who are about promoting embracing all humanity because of all of them even though i'm in prison i've certainly found a home away from home and that's why we're now more visits now and i'm out there with my mama man i love on her like i'm a five year old little boy on now line at kiss hunger and squeezer tight like are never going to let her go and the most beautiful thing about it is in this place in this environment i don't feel like i have to let her go thank you for listening that was lawrence pella moreover what tony steiner began his relationship with and quinton state prison as an inmate more than forty years ago less than a year ago i was a california state prison serving life sentences and although i spent twenty six years behind the walls of saint quentin the last time i actually walk the streets of this country as a free man prior to january of this year was nineteen sixty nine that was forty seven years ago now we certainly don't have enough time for meter bore you with details in my whole life story so let me just give you a thumbnail sketch of my journey and make one brief observation for those of you who don't know i skate from san quentin in 1974 because my life was in serious danger in prison fled the country to south america where i remained an escape few to two for twenty years.
"san quentin" Discussed on Life of the Law
"It has to do with why we do what we do why we do the work in san quentin some people might just have that fundamental question and i certainly have had this discussion with friends and family quite simply i believe that the work that we do here at life of the law and with podcasting in general the sort of medium that we're contributing to um has the possibility of enriching people's lives and i believe that going into san quentin and working with inmates on stories giving them a experience that they would not necessarily have without us he's a very valid way of spending my time professionally he comes down to uh sharing with men inside my experience and being able to relate to men died police in in the majority of other contacts would not be able to it comes down to that that i believe in this work and i believe that what we do is important today that work continues subsequently i became more involved with life of the law and now i'm going into san quentin regularly helping produce a couple of stories with a few of the inmates on that will be airing in this coming year so i wanted to thank you guys also for a great year with life of the law we experimented of its and stuff this year namely the in studios some of you have heard my voice in that context and this is a good time to mention that we will probably be doing little bit more of that in the coming year a changing up our format um and we love to hear from you guys we would love to know what you guys think of how we're doing things whether you just totally hayden for us to do that to continue with our our our more formal sort of uh approach to to each episode um but at we're hoping that you do like them and that you will give us your feedback so thank you very much have a happy holiday happy happy new year and we'll see you in 2018 thank you.
"san quentin" Discussed on WFEB 1340 AM
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"san quentin" Discussed on WTVN
"Most incredible people that you have met who have who have shown this kind of turnaround who have shown this kind of yeah openness turning point i don't know what you would call it so i was in san quentin prison about uh not i was visiting uh about a year ago the less and i met a guy named chris schumacher and he was in a program in the prison he was a um crystal meth addict who had a sense of 25 years to life for murder and he um uh he was working in a program long story short i won't bore you with the details but when i met him i thought got this guy has a as a clarity that that is amazing we had a long conversation and he you know he he owns up to the to the crime he doesn't remember committing it because he was so tweet doubt but the guy's impress me on such a level so at the end of the conversation i said to him i said you're going to go back to your cell now you seem like one of the happiest people i've ever met are you happy in your cell when you go back each night he said absolately every night now you think about that picture me on the couch rate with a million dollar problem aum's yell depressed and this guy's back in his cell so i'm relating how does that relate to pocket gummy he said the most difficult thing he ever had to do in his life was to forgive himself it's an eye and that may sound simple and we make think that's easy items that us arata thing to do was driving his heart i think it's much harder than forgiving others yeah because you live with yourself you look at yourself every day right and in his case we're talking about murder kill he took a person's life so i wanna introduce you to.
"Spent almost don't live in the marine corps special forces been in combat raised in military schools i thought you know male prison how bad can that be that's run self an inmate at san quentin he's serving twenty five years to life for attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder he's been locked up for twenty years his first stop was corcoran a level full maximum security state prison in california we arrive on the bus or get off we go through processing apart processing is it's the reception area or the issue your state lose and whatnot and and i meet this guy he's native american like myself and his name's doug and i i stick my hannah he maizels bid on it discussed evil i mean he just he stirred the should a minute it's not often things or people scare me but roma's this this receiving man actually a release skirt me or nor which is basically the intake into the prison system is what you get your id card and your prison number which will follow you through your whole incarceration and is when you go through a litany of questions to find out where you behind closed it just felt like the whole time i was in our in our the sky wanted to kill me of like i couldn't get processed fast enough to get out of our nar so the french processing nail i go to the building which is like a mile long walk in chains in on guns out on the rails and i feel electronc door opens a walk into the to the building door closes behind me and then another door i her pop open and that's the cell ongoing to and the door opens all the way in its duck the guy that looking at me like he wants to kill me and i just my heart dropped they said go into that so and close the door behind you okay i can do with this but no matter what i didn't sell it was wrong emmy he he would yell huge scream he threatened to kill me i would sleep with my back to the wall in one eye open if you would call would i did sleeping and sometimes you just get down out of the bed bill night scream and act like he's gonna kill me that one once sixmonth period felt more like sixty years the moral of ron self story in prison it matters who your sale mateias hammer lahure's early on is serving a thirty one year to life sentence for attempted second degree robbery and he's the co host and coproducer of your hustle and that's nigel poor she's a visual artists and workable incarcerated me and here's saying quinn as she's the coproducer mr co host and together we're gonna take you inside early this is our first episode so it's probably a