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"san quentin" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

05:58 min | 6 months ago

"san quentin" Discussed on The Lead

"We'll Marcus showtime did end up announcing a warriors game this past Saturday as planned. How do you do? Oh, he did incredible. 6 foot 5 foot guard from Davidson number 30 stepping curry AKA the baby face us fast then. So everybody's got a nickname, he's got some flavor to him and so people are like Sydney versus just like, yo, do you hear this guy? Then after the game, curry going over to Aaron showtime Taylor. Steph Curry goes up to only gives it the gay ball. Nice word and he invites him to do the postgame interview. Tell us man, you knocked the intros out of the park. What was it like being the PA announcer for the warriors tonight? Hey, man, this is like I keep saying this is surreal. At first he gets choked up, just trying to think about the moment. I mean, we know your story, Aaron, getting out of San Quentin, developing that relationship with the warriors, killing it in terms of how you handled all the courtside games with the warrior executives. And then he starts talking about what he had to do with how he had to show time to show up. They said, man, turn it up, man. We want to see showtime. I'm like, don't worry when the game gets started. You'll see showtime. And then at the end he did so well, that Steph Curry did on him awards ritual. You guys know how it does nation. I was like, when you have a prior time performance and you heat up the building, we got a cool you down, you know what I'm saying? So let's call you that right. If you have a great game, you get doubtful water, which is the ultimate side of you did a good job. I just got dumped water on me on the game. So Marcus, what comes next? For showtime Taylor. He is being flooded with opportunities. First, the media tour will continue. There's talk of movies. There's talk of books. Firmly believe that at some point, some G league team is going to say, hey, come try out with us. There's a petition online to get the words to hire. So now, the world has kind of opened up. Keep in mind, don't forget, you just got out in October of 2020. He's still at a halfway house of LA. He still has to check in with his parole officer. He still can't leave the vicinity without telling someone. He still has to deal with that. But the opportunities are coming. And lastly, Marcus, you got extremely close with Aaron Taylor as you worked on this story. What about his story is going to stick with you the most. So I've never been to jail. I've never bitter. I've never visited anybody in jail. So the one thing that struck me was the amount of talent. And it really, it really humanized inmates for me. It seems kind of silly, but you know I'm like, so I'll see you in a guy with a dope haircut. And I'm like, how do you have a dope haircut in prison? He's like, oh, we got a barber. But of course there would be a good barber in prison, right? Of course there's people in here who, yes, they're criminals, but they're also people, right? So they have talents, they have abilities. So he struck me that he was that good. As our journey through the story over years and kept in touch with him, the part that stands out to me is never too late. It's never too late to chase your dreams. Never too late to be a better person. It's incredible the reinvention of himself. I mean, this was a guy who didn't care about people. And now he's carrying, right? Now he's looking out for people. Now he's a man of faith, right? The transformation that is amazing. And it just reminds me it's never too late. No matter what it is, if you believe enough, and you are doing things the right way, there's really no limit to what you can do. The first thing I would do is apologize to the people that are harmed to get arrested. That's the first thing I'm talking about and talking about being an advocate for them as well because in the criminal justice reform talk. They don't talk about business groups and at all. I'm not only want to be a voice or the incarcerated. I want to be the voice for the victims of these crimes, but I'm taking this opportunity for every incarcerated person who wants to stay I'm sorry. Marcus, thanks so much for joining us and thanks for helping bring Aaron showtime Taylor's story to the world. Thank you. You can read Marcus Thompson's full story about Aaron showtime Taylor and follow all of his warriors and Bay Area sports coverage at the athletic dot com. The Amazon music Tom and hawk football show is not your ordinary football podcast. Can you find another podcast hosted by two longtime NFL vets former teammates and best friends? Nope, you can't, 'cause this is the only one. These Joe Thomas, the only NFL office of limon to be selected to ten consecutive pro bowls ever. Damn. And he is Andrew Hawkins a 7 year NFL veteran wide receiver in NFL analyst and my teammate for three years on the Cleveland Browns. 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"san quentin" Discussed on Bay Curious

Bay Curious

03:48 min | 10 months ago

"san quentin" Discussed on Bay Curious

"Sanguine this is. This is issue okay. So it's pretty easy to understand how the prison originally got built here. It was cheap. You could duck a boat. There was a corey for rocks and bedrock to build on but marin today is very different than it was one hundred and sixty years ago now. This land is worth a lot of money. That's the second half of the question therese asked. Why hasn't san quentin moved put in the state save money on a prison somewhere cheaper and.

Did Adolf Hitler Father a Son?

Everything Everywhere Daily

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Did Adolf Hitler Father a Son?

"Far as we know. Hitler never had any children however there was a rumor that he had an illegitimate son in france in nineteen eighteen jean-marie laurey was born in san quentin france. You never knew his father and his mother only told him that his father was german soldier in nineteen forty eight just before his mother's death. She told him that the german soldier in question was named hitler. The story was kept a secret but it was eventually leaked to the press in the early. Nineteen seventies hines. Linke was hitler's valet during the war in his memoirs. He noted quote hitler's belief that he had a son born in nineteen eighteen. As the result of relationship he had with the french girl as a soldier in world war one in northern france and belgium unquote. There is no hard evidence to prove this claim and no genetic testing has ever been done. Laura had nine children so they're still might be potential to do genetic testing in the

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"san quentin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KCRW

"Students started going missing. We had Not just Kristin Smart, but then, during high school, we had Rex Krebs, who Murdered multiple women. And then we you know that was like junior high was when Columbine happened, so The world became Visibly like an unsafe place. She says her parents became much more protective. Her mom started driving her to school, rather than letting her bike across a bridge where serial predator Rex Krebs kidnapped one of those women. He is now in San Quentin. Paul Flores is recent arrests reminds Cochran of the freedom she lost as a teenager. And now that she's a mom, it reminds her that her kid won't ever quite know that same sense of freedom. Lot of the women I spoke with. Have kids now kids and jobs and homes. That's another reason, Armstrong says. Smarts. Death weighs heavily on her as she and her friends grow older. Smart remains a teenager forever. You know, she should have laugh lines around her eyes. Now she should have degrees on her wall. She wanted to be an architect or a journalist. She should have kids if she wanted to do that she should Have all these wonderful things and she doesn't Because somebody snuffed out her life at 19 and evaded justice for 25 years, and now we're going into middle age. And she doesn't have those experiences are that hard won wisdom She's forever 19 and beyond sadness and shock and trauma. A lot of women are angry. Carla James went to Cal Poly the fall after Smart went missing. She disappeared on my birthday. My birthday is May 25th. So that always made me feel like a connection. Every time my birthday would roll around, I would think about her and I think, Wow, why can't they find Christian Smart? She's angry at cow Polly for failing to take smarts roommate seriously immediately after they reported her missing and for waiting a month before turning the case over to the sheriff's department. Honestly is a cow Polly graduate. It's embarrassing that my alma mater couldn't have. Done what they needed to do that They botched it. They totally botched it. Administrators at Cal Poly emailed a statement to KCRW, saying they can't speak to the thinking or decisions made by those who worked at the school during the time of Smart's disappearance. But that's not all. James is mad about. In addition to being accused of raping and killing Kristin Smart prosecutors say floor as a suspected of sexually assaulting several other women since then. One in Redondo Beach and two in Los Angeles, according to the L. A Police department. James says she's sick of the burden always being placed on women to prevent rape and sexual assault from happening. It's always put on us too. Be the ones to have that situational awareness and look over your shoulder and, you know, don't be distracted when you're walking to your car and walk with a friend and call when you get home. My friends Don't do that. The guys just walk around. You know they don't They don't They don't think about it. I want Want this story to reach more men. More boys. I want them to Change their behaviors. And I hope to instill that in my boys to have two teenage boys and So it's not just me, you know, constantly nagging my daughter, but I want I want the men of this next generation. Open your eyes, dudes and pay attention. You know the women out there. We can't do it by ourselves. Paul Flores is now in slow county jail behind bars without bail four miles from where he walked Kristin Smart home 25 years ago. The case is far from over. He's awaiting a trial that women like Carla James and Amanda Cochran.

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Catch a Kite 6

Ear Hustle

01:29 min | 1 year ago

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

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Record fine hits California's San Quentin State Prison over COVID-19 outbreak

Pacifica Evening News

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

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

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"san quentin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"san quentin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Off. And when I got off the bus, I wasn't even walking straight. I wasn't feeling well. I was getting nauseated. So I put my bag down on the bench and took a nap. I'm chant on bun and my stories about being released from prison with Cove. It Going the biggest outbreak in San Quentin. Release with No fresh hand sanitizer. No new PPE wearing one of the same mask he had gotten months before. Came out to the public with full blown code. And they just let me out Just like that. No plans at all. They had no plans. Nothing. The parole officers didn't want to deal with me because I was sick. And they didn't even check up on me. See? Even now. Alone. On a bench bond battled, is nausea and mustered up the strength to flag down a passer by he about their phone to call the community members and activists that had fought for his release. Tell them he was on the other side. Before long, they arrived ushering bun into the back seat of a car. They especially taped off to keep the virus from spreading. Immediately. They took me to get tested. It came back out positive right away. They had They had a shelter for me where I could be secluded by myself. Took me to the sanctuary right away. And isolated me. And the whole community came together to help me like with food drop off with anything that I needed. And as the days go by, I start getting worse where I couldn't. I couldn't get out the sofa and was real bad where I cough until sometime. I almost faint. And they had had a whole team where they call me on hourly basis to see how my temperature is. Tell my oxygen level R Like, Come here. Watch me from like the window. Make sure I was still alive or moving on. That was like that was eye opener. Like you know what? There is people that care for us out here. And that was like one of the most beautiful thing I've seen is how the community came together to save a life. Recover, but I still have like like symptoms that that comes up like over toes, and that thing is like it's a nerve pain that Cole would mess with my nerves where it feels like somebody just stabbing. My told And from my lungs and mostly clear but I could I could feel some stuff in there Still, sometimes, like I get fatigue. But the doctor tells me I'm gonna be feeling that for a while, because, you know, and I was I was so sick that my body is recovering from all that. One was out. Slowly regaining his health and cove. It Meanwhile, the virus found its way all over the state all over the country. San Quentin became the largest hot spot in California or well over half the population tested positive for covert. Today. 28 people in San Quentin have died number that includes from buns, closest friends. Mr Brown. He was a good friend of mine. He's elderly, Hey, had a lot of health issues and Eric Eric Warner. He was my cell mate for two years. So I knew him real good and Before I left. I talked to him too, because we were always talking like man. This is bad, and he's like, Yeah, I got a respiratory problem, man. If I get covert, there's gonna be bad, and I was like, Okay, well Hopefully I get out before the outbreak comes and and we're all hoping. And then when I paroled about two weeks later, I heard he passed away. I prayed for him. I made a whole tough room some of his friends that were incarcerated with him. We got together. They're a memorial for him, You know, So it was a lot of lot of survivor's guilt. When, when, when I think about it, where I parole and was saved by the community, But I left a lot of friends behind. Bun is a Cambodian refugee. Came to the U. S was just a boy. Got his green card, but lost his status with his conviction. He worries that ice could pick him up at any moment. I'm still we still don't know what's going on with the ice with me because they never picked me up. I think that they would obtain around me, so I live in the sanctuary right now. But it is like we don't know They don't want to communicate.

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"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Welcome back to Forum on Scott Shafer in today for me, Anna came in for the rest of this hour. We're gonna be talking about the steady rise of covert 19 cases yet again in California state prisons more than 3600 active cases were reported as of Sunday. Positive cases among prison staff are also surging as some staff for not using the protective equipment that's required. Department. Corrections acknowledges the virus is being brought into the prisons by guards who are infected with the virus and joining us now someone who's been covering this for the L. A Times reporter Anita Shop, Bree a welcome and thanks for joining us this morning. Thanks for having me on Scott. Let me begin just by asking you. We know how does this latest outbreak that we just discussed that I just mentioned? How's it compare with what we saw at the beginning of the pandemic just a few months ago. Well, I think what we saw, especially around San Quentin was much more deadly than this is at this particular moment in time, But I think the concern is is that we're heading in that direction. There's three deaths at the largest break out of the substance abuse facility in it in the inland area in the Central Valley right now, and with little sign that they're getting the outbreak under control, and so we're seeing Almost all of the prisons across the state have covert inside them and heading in the wrong direction. I seem to remember that that initial outbreak at San Quentin back in whatever was April may was a result of a large number of inmates from I think was the men's facility in Chino, who were not tested before they were transferred to San Quentin. Um, And that's what initiated the spread there. Is there a different dynamic going on here? It sounds from your reporting What I've read that seems to be more widespread. It isn't you can't really isolated to a particular incident. Well, you're exactly right. That first outbreak in San Quentin did come from a transfer of inmates that weren't tested. Somebody had it in its spread very quickly, especially in San Quentin, because it's very it's very old prison with the open cell, the bars on the doors so air two apples all over the place this time around. We're really seeing staff bring it inside facility, so not just guards, but other staff like nurses and support staff of all kind. And and so it isn't as simple to get under control because, of course, there's prison all over the state and staff going into them every day. I want open up the phone lines because this is just a 20 minute segment. We'd love to hear from you if you work in one of these facilities, or maybe you've been recently released, or if you, you know, have family member who works there. We'd love to hear from you Give us a call. It's 866733 67 86. Again. It's 8667336786. You can also get in touch on Twitter and Facebook. We're at KQED Forum or if you prefer you can email us. It's forum at kqed dot org's And Anita the issue of staff. I mean, who who's in charge here? I mean, isn't somebody accountable? I mean, are these regulations for P P Ease and so on? Are they just not being enforced? I think that for the first couple months, at least of this and up until maybe recently there have been questions from legislators and advocates about how well these things were being enforced and what we did find out at the recent oversight hearing in the California state legislature. Was that there is more enforcement now. CDCR is taking it very seriously. But there are still some staff and guards that are resistant to perhaps wearing Masks.

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Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by half

Forum

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

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

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"san quentin" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KGO 810

"Thurston. Yeah, we're talking about San Quentin. Right now. There was a decision that came from. Oh, listen to my voice is still squeaky anymore. Thank you to chase and he brought me laws in just and a cup of tea. That's the kind of producer who should get a raise. By golly um, so yeah, this is and Kim Yu did this story during the news break about this state appeals court ordering San Quentin to cut the inmate population essentially by half. Now, this has been going on for a while. It's been going on long enough that a whole lot of people have died. As a result of this outbreak. It's absolutely astonishing 28 inmate deaths and one staff member has died. There's been more than 2200 confirmed cases of covert 19 among the inmates nearly 300 San Quentin staff members have been infected on DH. The court ruling called the outbreak the worst epidemiological disaster in California correction history. I mean, it's bad, the court said. San Quentin's an antiquated, dilapidated facility that has no ventilation, no room for people. And when this all started, it was still overcrowded to the tune of about 100 and 8%. This is a prison that shouldn't be there anymore. I mean, seriously, it should not be there anymore, and how they allowed this to happen is absolutely astonishing. This is a This is a situation will the court the court itself said this so I don't have to say the court said it. They said the CDCR was in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. And that's happening here in California. Here. The Bay Area in Marin County. At San Quentin Prison. This prison is on the most beautiful parcel of realestate you've ever seen right on the bay. Absolutely gorgeous. It's been there for a long time. It's the oldest prison in the state of California. It is where death row is it? Not that long ago, they spent millions and millions. I think it was tens of millions of dollars in order to upgrade They need afraid. The Housing for death row inmates and death row. Yeah, Death row Death row itself, Which was its. It's astonishing to me now. Apparently they've said that, Okay, this is from the court order, if necessary to achieve this reduction. Respondents are ordered to revise their expedited release programs to include inmates over age six day you said this during your your news, who have served at least 25 years of their sentences and are eligible for parole, such as life prisoners eligible for parole and second or third strike prisoners, even if such prisoners air serving a sentence for a violent offense, and the reason for that is because studies have shown that once these inmates for whatever reason they go into prison Once they pass that magical year of 60. Once they're 60 years old, they chance of recidivism by those people goes down precipitously. I mean, it just plummets. There's just very little chance that they are going to re offend. They're staying in prison to be punished. They're being punished for their offense. At that point in time, it's not necessarily to protect society. That the sea the CDCR is not very happy. They say we respectfully disagree with the court's determination as CDCR has taken extensive actions to respond to the cove. It 19 pandemic, they said further. Since March, the department has released more than 21,000 prisoners, resulting in the lowest prison population in decades. Additionally, we've implemented response and mitigation efforts across the system. As of today, CDCR Zapopan 19 cases are the lowest they've been since May. Yeah, um You know, Part of the problem here is because of the way people live in San Quentin. The way they're being house right now in San Quentin, apparently They They still have people in dormitory style housing. They have double selling, so they're not keeping each person separate from the next person. They don't have the capability of the physics of being physically distanced from one another. And this is another part of what the court actually said. The presiding justice wrote in his opinion. By all accounts, a cove in 19 outbreak it San Quentin's been the worst epidemiological disaster in California correction history. There's no assurance San Quentin will not experience the second or even a third spike. Failure to immediately adopted implement measures designed to eliminate double selling dormitory style housing and other measures to permit physical distancing between inmates. Is morally indefensible and constitutionally untenable. This is a big damn deal that's going on here. There was AH woman at Mother Jones, who has been writing about San Quentin and back in her story, which was months ago, she wrote. The lower security dorms at San Quentin are also packed. As is a gymnasium filled with rows of bunks that the public health experts says was a high risk for a catastrophic super spreader event. Prisoners in the dorms, share toilets, sinks, showers and phones. See VCR says that access to phones and showers a staggered to allow for disinfecting between each use. One guy said. I got one person who lives about eight inches away from my face. And, of course, the person on the bottom bunk below me. He lives about 4 ft. From me. Um Okay, so I'm wondering Because I think saying, Well, san Quentin has to do this. I don't care what excuse the state gives. I don't care about the excuse. I don't care about what the Warden says. I don't care. The fact of the matter is, people are dying and what kind of idiocy does it take to bring in all these prisoners from another prison where they has been has been where there has been an outbreak without first testing them. To make sure that they're not simply bringing it into another prison that has not had had an outbreak. That's what happened. They brought them in. They shipped those prisoners in and they didn't test them first. I mean, how brain dead do you have to be to do something like that? And you may think they do that because they don't care about the health of the prisoners. Well, what about the health of the staff? Hundreds of staff members have been infected. One of them has died. Died of Cove in 19. Now. As in most things in life. There may be a silver lining. This prison is in deplorable condition. Like I said, it's the oldest prison system. I don't remember when it was built..

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"san quentin" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KGO 810

"Needs a year. They need to hear a conversation about how we're going to put food on American table. You know, one of those I love about Joe Biden doesn't take on or talk about other people's kids. She said that as she left North Carolina State, she says she invited need in order to win the election. Marker. Malard ABC News Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, urging people to stay away from a popular town this year are no Halloween events and Salem this year. Boston also shifting schools to remote learning due to an uptick in Corona virus cases. Cases now surging and 31 states. Michelle Franzen, ABC News Good afternoon to you. The KGO news time 12 31 on the Pat Thurston program. I'm Kim McAllister. This report is sponsored by tribal We've studio in Burlingame Tribal We've studio on Broadway in Burlingame is closing. Save up to 60% of high end quality tribal new, modern and antique rugs open seven days a week. All. 650235 97 77 tribal. We've studio in Burlingame. 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 it. Sanoma County grape growers say the wildfires and the pandemic resulted in $150 million in losses this year. They say at least one quarter of the wine grape harvest. Will Gohan picked an estimated 50,000 tons. Caress a cruise with Sonoma County wine grower says it was already going to be a tighter than average year because of weather conditions. What we don't know. It's still sort of the missing piece of the puzzle is some of the groups to get picked and the wineries are, you know, fermenting, fermenting those grapes into wine and then make him kind of that final determination. If it reaches the quality standard, you have Sonoma County on the label. More than 70% of wine. Grape growers in Sonoma County say at least some of their graves will go unpicked or be rejected by one worries because of smoke damage. A settlement over the infamous tilting Millennium Tower in San Francisco has cost taxpayers $30 million. The Chronicle reporting that in return for that money, the Transbay Joint Power Authority will be released from claims against it related to the problems with the tower When the transit center was built nearby. The authority has denied claims of project had anything to do with the excessive movement of the tower..

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Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by half

Pat Thurston

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

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

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What it's like inside a prisoner transport van

WNYC Programming

08:30 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Governor to Release up to 10,000 Prisoners in California by End of August Amid Coronavirus Outbreaks

The KFBK Morning News

01:28 min | 2 years ago

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

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Ear Hustle Extra: Summer Listening

Ear Hustle

06:31 min | 2 years ago

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.

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"san quentin" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"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. <hes> 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.

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California's San Quentin Prison Was Free of the Virus. One Decision Fueled an Outbreak.

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

05:29 min | 2 years ago

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.

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U.S. Reports Record Rise in New Coronavirus Cases

Mark Thompson

01:38 min | 2 years ago

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

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Marin asks Newsom to intervene in San Quentin outbreak

Morning Edition

00:53 sec | 2 years ago

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.

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COVID-19 Risks Prompt Some California Counties to Ease Jail Populations

Pacifica Evening News

02:51 min | 2 years ago

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

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"san quentin" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Get him in Canadian sweets it's the jungles Christmas Eve warm matte in San Quentin her LA calling him losing his golden ticket today he still has one may you all hate that when I give that back to him problem is I'm the one who's got the stocky golden tickets I'm the one who decides who gets them and who loses them I gave one to match I took it back I give it back to him Matt in San Quentin LA good one hit man general Hassocks in Rome slice today you're Dana white in the middle of the pre fight weigh in the middle of the pre fight weigh in stare downs before this back off tomorrow it's so true got elite fighters the best to ever do it coming in tomorrow but you have to be invited to play in and even having invited documents you'll get on the air this is your last chance to make your argument that I should take your telephone call tomorrow one eight hundred six three six eight six eight six Phil Mickelson celebrates his fiftieth birthday fifty trips around the sun for that guy fifty trips around that guy for that guy got to avoid believe it or not I have yet another take on the beautiful game man I am the outpost I'm the place you come to when you want me to get a bit soccer interviews intakes I'm not on fire that's coming up right you have a telephone number you know where to find me on Twitter you can email me go old school with it if you want when we come back wide receiver Robby Anderson for the Panthers is my guest wait on that phone lines are open now you've heard me talk about Walmart delivery before now we're going next level with it Walmart has their fastest delivery service yet Walmart express delivery get groceries and more.

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"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:53 min | 2 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Prisons because of corona virus but a domino chan who is also in San Quentin says overcrowding is still a huge problem there are still away from their paper addition and I think that just illustrates that the numbers that are being put out don't properly take a picture of what things look like Carolyn brown C. D. C. R. says all staff at San Quentin have been tested and that inmates are provided with masks and hygiene products but advocates are calling for comprehensive testing of inmates and want the prison to provide masks soap and sanitizer free of charge there are currently more than three thousand cases of covert nineteen in California prisons seventeen inmates have died for the California report I'm Alice will flee you might have heard about statues being pulled down around the country and around the world the monuments commemorate historical figures once hailed as heroes but you are now seen by many as oppressors and exploiters here in the Golden State California legislative leaders yesterday decided to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella that's been in the capitol rotunda since eighteen eighty three one problem the statue so big they haven't yet figured out how to move it without using a crane also in Sacramento Sutter health removed a statue of John Snyder from its medical campus there if you remember your California history lessons Sutter is associated with the gold rush but he's also accused of leading massacres of native Americans I know Rodriguez is with the recording to send your tribe and was happy to watch such statue come down on Monday he enslaved raped and murdered thousands of native Americans we don't need to be glorifying people who have been negative to California in another debate over our history there's a push to rename U. S. military bases that are named for civil war era generals who fought for the confederacy well the issue now confronts the small northern California coastal town of Fort Bragg like the army base in North Carolina the town is named for Braxton Bragg a slave when the Confederate general a soldier who fought under Bragg during the Mexican American war name the Ford which is now a town of seven thousand people now there's pressure to change fort Bragg's name I called the mayor will be to ask him what do people in the town really know about their town's namesake you know it's never really discussed here among locals and we we know and our kids are actually taught that it's named after Braxton Bragg about really that's the extent of it you know the only that's the only connection that we have is that this fort was named after Braxton Bragg so that's that's really yeah we have no monuments here no statue of the guy so given that's the case how is this issue echo through the community I mean if I were to walk around for bragging talk to residents about the name change issue what what they tell me well if you talk to longtime sportswriter there will tell you don't even think about it it's never gonna happen you're not going to change the name of our town we are forthright but we are hearing more and more from local mostly on the outskirts of some from in town that now is the time to consider a change but I can tell you the majority of longtime board riders is that you do not even think about it you know you're crazy for considering that but do you feel that when it comes to the wider national conversation about race in American history that may be outsider should have a voice in your town's name do you do you understand where that's coming from you know we don't feel forced to discuss this I feel like we should open it up and and discuss it and that's the reason we're doing that but my plan is is that if the citizens of Fort Bragg voters decide that they want to have a ballot initiative there there's a citizen's initiative process where they can gather the signatures but it on the ballot and have people vote for it should be led by the people that live here US imports from around the community and the rest of our state and if the name change does happen what are some of the other names in the running well there are Norio is one of them point nor yell and in in some other native American names that I can't even pronounce it but best mate the main ones and that's about the only one I think that would have any very nice people would agree upon okay will lead the community still known as Fort Bragg at least for now thanks so much thank you so much so I appreciate the time today the Fort Bragg city council will take up the name change issue in a meeting on Monday.

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Two Hauntings

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

04:41 min | 2 years ago

Two Hauntings

"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

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How Ear Hustle Went From Winning a Contest to Becoming One of the Most Successful Podcasts of All-Time

Inside Podcasting

02:34 min | 2 years ago

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

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What happens during a lockdown at San Quentin?

Ear Hustle

01:47 min | 2 years ago

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

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California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack

WBZ Morning News

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

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

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"san quentin" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast

The Rich Roll Podcast

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"san quentin" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

16:52 min | 3 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Lisa LeBron as you indicated earlier your husband carry Ross born had dug up the the name the real name of the Sundance kid. I wanted to break that story, and you guys don't a lot of genealogical work to sort of fill in the blank since. Then we in your book, I think I remember this correctly, you write that at the time of the San Vicente shootout or two guys were killed and people were led to believe that it was Butch and Sundance that Butch was already. I think back in the US that Sundance was still down there that the two of them were separated. An I guess that they were separated for years, and it was years before they got back together. That's correct and finance kind of his own way. He he became a soldier of fortune in different arenas around the world and different things. And. In his life. He became. A religious person and a follower and on my Cayenne, I get what? And so he he went into the assumed name of heaven BB in his letter life or ladder days of his life. And that's the name that he died under carry was able to discover that. Verify that with his? That is from his sister that he had written sister savannah as well as he had been convicted under that name in California and served time under that name. He was the first person to discover that and he interviewed the doctor the autopsy on hyphen BB aka Sundance kid, and he was able to match every wound on the body to every known wound that the kid had received shout lifetime bullet wound to cetera. Is there any chance to have done a DNA comparison to say the long about firemen family? Yes, there is if there's any remains left. Hi MBBS is buried at the Salt Lake City cemetery. This eastern the Salt Lake capital. And and how I say tot, of course. And if there was any remains left and any of the members of the family or long about family were willing to get DNA DNA tests could be done, but you, but you you believe and you write in the book that eventually Sundance and Butch did reunite in the US years later. We believe that they did. But we don't leave that they stayed together. Definitely went his own on direction. And so two Butch that. Sorry say they remain in contact. And it is I remember this correctly Hiram BB. He died in prison. State prison. And as you said that he had died under that assumed alias that he had taken on. But he is a record of him in California having served under that time and and having to his sister, savannah under that alias. And do you have, you know, we went through the whole long list of some at least some of the key witnesses who said that Bush came back, you have similar statements that Sundance came back or is it a less substantive defer that to carry his, okay? Right. There. There are quite a few instances as a as Lisa pointed out. He did write a letter to is from prison to his sister in Pennsylvania. To illicit funds for his defense. His sister put him in touch with their cousin who's a liar, turning a member of the place family, his mother's Harry long about his mother's family. So the fact that Hiram BB had direct connections to long about his family is very evident the western writer Harrison, Claire, Greg. Oh believed so strongly that Hiram BB was the real Sundance kid that he came to Utah state prison and interviewed Hiram BB and had proposed to do a book based on his story, which which never never got off the ground apparently. And so there there are many many instances it indicate he was saying. It must be said knowing all cases. It's it's almost impossible to prove anything substantial. I know you have Jerry Nikko coming up later, and I know Jerry and his his version of who Harry long bias. Maybe as valid as my own. But in my opinion, Hiram baby was has the evidence certainly indicates that he was the real Harry long about. Sentenced to prison in San Quentin. Yeah. He gave the same birthdate and birthplace. And so there's ample evidence. Let's talk about Etta place for a couple of minutes. You mentioned the the name place. Just a moment ago is being in the long about family. Elsewhere. Do we do you know, what her real name is? I know that in in books that I've read that that the names of the Bassett girls. I don't can't remember if it's an or Josie are there is a physical similarity that and they they both knew Butch Cassidy pretty well. And maybe Sundance wasn't one of them or do you have somebody else in mind, and what became of her? Well there there's a theory. The Dan Bassett may have been at a place, but it's it's a confused theory because. Basset where leverage for many years, and in fact, had a daughter, and so it was easy to jump to the conclusion that say they may have been the same. But. There's no evidence to indicate the Dan Bassett was really edit plate. At a place. I've been able to trace your story with some confidence because she wrote her own autobiography public her own autobiography in nineteen twenty eight under an assumed name, and she tells a complete account of her life. And. Whereas uses many aliases of the people that she deals with and such as as most of them did because they thought maybe members of the gang might still be alive. There's just a strong indication that she was. Yeah. Her name was Laura Kapil. There's a there's a group right now who are jumping on the theory that her name was really Ethel because that name has been found in peakerton records. News story, actually. Wrong and most of their conclusion. She was in fact, the illegitimate daughter of George capital who was. The new legitimate son of the Earl of Essex. So she had very strong ties to the English nobility. This is proven also. In insurance papers that she left with her daughter, and she signs the insurance papers as Laura Etta. And so we know that that that was her given name and also carry has a book almost completed my script has a real Etta place. He only has to finish about the last four to six chapters, and you'll be ready to go to print while you're going to have to let me know when that's happened has a, you know, if you're going to go to if you're going to look up at a at a places grave. I wanna hear about it. I'm trying to get into that. Do they have kids? Do you think? Bush did have children that at somewhere out. There is a is a descendant of Butch same for Sundance. Kerry. I think there are several Butch was known to have had at least three different families. He had a daughter by and bashes who is known as Florence Parker. Blasi Parker in some cases. He was known to have had a Mexican wife and children. And he was also according to your letter he wrote to Matt Warner. He was also married with daughters in California. And as for how long. Not sure about decendants of Harry. But except in one case. He had a daughter named Betty. She went by the name of Betty Weaver. She operated her own Bank robbing gang in the midwest in the nineteen thirties serve determine prison and married when she got out and her husband was a very good friend of mine for many years after her death. He contacted me and gave me the family papers. And and such that she hadn't destroyed. She burned almost everything in the fire shortly before that, but for me copies of all the papers and such. The evidence is overwhelming. Had some interesting a callers, I don't think we're gonna have time to take them. But they they pass along some information. One of the caller said his great grandfather was a jockey for Butch Cassidy that Cassidy at one point had a string of racehorses in California. And the name is mentioned Justice, Lorenzo hatch. Does that ring true for you Kerry, does that ring a bell? The hatch family has long been connected with Butch. Wow. That that caller. If you want to send an Email forwarded to to to the Barnes, and maybe you want to be in touch. Another caller says his great-grandfather harbored Butch and the wild bunch at his ranch took money from Bush's hand for food and cattle, he found spent yo cases in a cabin where they supposedly stayed in bear valley Utah and found gold under the floorboards. Does that strike ring a bell? I'm not quite familiar with that. I've heard a myriad of stories many of which can be traced to be true, but she was very very popular among the ranchers in in the entire region, and he often stayed with them he often purchased horses from. Most of the ranchers along the way. Would tacking tobacco Ken on their fence post? Right in on a tired horse after a Bank robbery. And take one of the horses. From the rancher steeled leave his tired horse in the field. And but a twenty dollar Bill in the tobacco. Can I heard that story told over and over by different families, so many times that there has to be a ring of truth to it? And the idea of treasure left behind. I remember in reading about the William Phillips stuff that he was going around supposedly looking for buried treasure trying to find gold that had been left behind you. Hear those stories in a lot of the the books campsites where where Butch and Sundance may have hidden or hit out for for weeks at a time and robbers rooster that area people go there searching for gold. Do you think there's gold out there somewhere? There may be bitch and pieces, but in all honesty, I don't think they left much in the ground. There's there's one story of them having buried loot. Under fence posts in butcher's, uncle's ranch at Leeds Brigham Young mcmullin was he's uncool and they buried part of their loot under different fence vote. And when they were riding through the region, they would Hoskin stop there and retrieve it in about nineteen forty five or so little before that. Hiring BB came to lead and dug up the last of the fence post, which confirms that he knew what was there. That's a that's a sad ending in a sense him dying in prison. After I think Lisa you said, he fell religion. But he ended up in prison. Anyway. He did he he killed his sheriff down in southern Utah. And he was caught and put in prison. And when the things about him is that he didn't want his like sense, and he didn't want his haircut, and once they cut his hair and long locks of hair, and he went just down from there. And he. We just didn't wanna live anymore. Harry. Why do we still care about Butch and Sundance? What is it about those characters that that sorta still captivates our attention so many years later? I think probably primarily for most people. It's a mystery. Who were they why did they do what they did? With with others like researchers. I think it's trying to prove that. Where they died what the real names where research you'd like to go into detail from the general public. I think it's just the mystery surrounds them they were captivating characters very unique even in western history. And I think everyone hopes they got away, and you know, for me, I'm you think about it. Our daily lives are tracked every single day run camera tracked by our emails are social media et cetera. Back then you could be anybody any run and do anything and they did. And they got away with it. I guess today. The version is you can be anybody. But it means an end the digital sense. It's online it's supposed to. In real life. That's true. But in a way, you can still be tracked online. For both of you. The story goes on though, as you know, as Carrie indicated, he's still working on something a project about Anna. So I know in this book, you say once this is done I'm done with it. But I mean, it's hard to let go, isn't it? It is for me because I've been steeped in it all in my life. I sort of grew up with Butch so to speak. He was just a household word, and it's hard for me to put it away. Mostly I backed away from all of it. Because the the new breed research out there are very cutthroat and they're not interested in history. They're interested in defamation and destroying the reputation of those who disagree with them. And so forth. I don't wanna be a party to that. And so I I may not publish much in western history is I had intended because of that. But it certainly in no way diminishes me, my interest and enthusiasm. What's like, you said you mentioned about Jerry nickel? Who's our next guest? He has a different take on Sundance than you. Do what you can still be on friendly, terms and agree to disagree without getting nasty. I agree, Jerry. And I have learned a lot from each other that we've been able to share that information. We don't have to agree. 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"san quentin" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

16:25 min | 3 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KTOK

"One thousand Katie okay worldwide on iheartradio. Welcome back. Lisa LeBron as you indicated earlier your husband carry Ross Boren had dug up the the name the real name of the Sundance kid. I wanted to break that story, and you guys done a lot of genealogical work to sort of fill in the blank since. Then we in your book, I think I remember this correctly, you write that at the time of the San Vicente shootout or two guys were killed and people were led to believe that it was Butch and Sundance that Butch was already. I think back in the US that Sundance was still down there that the two of them were separated, I guess that they were separated for years, and it was years before they got back together. Yes, that's correct and finance kind of went away. He he sort of became a soldier of fortune in different Rina's around the world and different things and in his life. He became. A religious person and a follower and Omar. Cayenne, I get what. And so he he went under the assumed name of and BB in his letter life latter days of his life, and that's the name that he died under Kerry was able to discover that and verify that with his. That is from. His sister that he had written sister savannah as well as he had been convicted under that name in California and served time under that name. He was the first person to discover that and he interviewed the doctor who did the autopsy on hyphen Phoebe Cade Sundance kid, and he was able to match every wound on the body to every known wound that the kid had received throughout his lifetime bullet wound cetera. Is there any chance to have done a DNA comparison who say the long ball family? Yes, there is if there's any remains left having BBS is buried at the Salt Lake City cemetery. Eastern, the Salt Lake capital. And until I say, you ask course. And if there was any remains left and any of the members of the family long about family were willing. And get. DNA tests could be done, but you, but you you believe and you write in the book that eventually Sundance and Butch did reunite in the US years later. We believe that they did. But we don't leave the face state together is definitely went his own on direction. And so did Butch that. Then it sorry. They remain in contact. And did is as I remember this correctly. Hiram BB died in prison. Utah state prison, and as you said that he had died under that assumed alias that he had taken on. But he is a record of him in California having served under that time and and having his sister, savannah under that alias. Do you have you know, we went through the whole long list of some at least some of the key witnesses who said that Bush came back. Do you have similar statements that Sundance came back or is it a less substantive defer that to carry his, okay? Right. There. There are quite a few instances as as Lisa pointed out. He did write a letter to is from prison to his sister in Pennsylvania. To elicit funds for his defense. His sister put him in touch with their cousin who is a lawyer turning a member of the place family, his mother's Harry long about his mother's family. So the fact that Hiram BB had direct connections to long about his family is very evident the western writer, Harry Sinclair Griego believed so strongly that Iran BB was the real Sundance kid that he came to Utah state prison and interviewed Hiram BB and had proposed to do a book based on his story, which which never never got off the ground apparently. And so there are many many instances that indicate he was saying. Must be sad. Knowing all cases. It's it's almost impossible to prove anything substantial. I know you have Jerry Nikko coming up later, and I know Jerry and his his version of who Harry long abayas, maybe as valid as my own. But in my opinion, Hiram BB was has the evidence certainly indicates that he was the real Harry long. Sentenced to prison in San Quentin. He gave the same birthdate and birthplace. Harry long about showing there's ample evidence. Let's talk about Etta a place for a couple of minutes. You mentioned that the name place. Just a moment ago is being in the long about family. Elsewhere. Do we do you know, what her real name is? I know that in in books that I've read that that the names of the Bassett girls. I don't can't remember if it's an Josey. Are there is a physical similarity that and they both knew Butch Cassidy pretty well. And maybe Sundance wasn't one of them or do you have somebody else in mind, and what became of her? Well there there's a theory. The Dan Bassett may have been at a place. But it's it's a confused because. Basset where leverage for many years, and in fact, had a daughter, and so it was easy to jump to the conclusion that say they may have been the same. But there's no evidence to indicate the Dan Bassett was really edit plate. At a place. I've been able to trace her story with some confidence because she wrote her own auto biography. Hardly her own autobiography in nineteen twenty eight under an assumed name and in Cheetos a complete account of her life. And. Whereas uses many aliases of the people that she deals with and such as as most of them did because they thought maybe members of the gang might still be alive. There's just a strong indication that she was an English. Yeah. Her name was Laura ad capital. There's a there's a group right now. Who are jumping on the theory that her name was really apple because that name has been found in peakerton records. Thinks we're new story ously. Wrong in most of their conclusion. She was in fact, the illegitimate daughter of George capital who was. The sound of the an illegitimate. So he had very strong ties to the English nobility. This is proven also. In insurance papers that she left with her daughter, and she signs the insurance papers as Laura Etta. And so we know that that was her given name and also carry has a book, I can almost completed my grip on has a real edit place. He only has to finish about the last four to six chapters, and he be ready to go to print while you're going to have to let me know when that's happening has a, you know, if you're going to go to if you're going to look up at a at a places grave. I wanna hear about it. I'm trying to get into that. Do they have kids? Do you think? Bush did have children that that somewhere out? There is a is a descendant of Butch same for Sundance Kerry. I think there are several she was known to have had at least three different families. He had a daughter by Bassett who is known as Florence Parker. Bossie Parker in some cases. He was known to have had a Mexican life and children. And he was also according to a letter he wrote to Matt Warner. He was also married with daughters in California. And as for Harry long. Not sure about decendants of Harry, but uh? Except in one case he had a daughter named Betty. She went by the name of Betty Weaver. She operated her own Bank robbing gang in the midwest in the nineteen thirties serve determine prison and married when she got out and her husband say, very good friend of mine for many years after her death. He contacted me and gave me the family papers. And and such that she hadn't destroyed. She burned almost everything in the fire shortly before debt, that forwarded me copies of all the papers and such. The evidence is overwhelming. Had some interesting a callers, I don't think we're gonna have time to take them. But they they pass along some information. One of the caller said his great grandfather was a jockey for Butch Cassidy that Cassidy at one point had a string of racehorses in California. And the name is mentioned Justice, Lorenzo hatch. Does that ring true for you Kerry, does that ring a bell? The hatch family has long been connected with Butch. Wow. That's that caller. If you want to send an Email forwarded to to to the Barnes, and maybe you want to be in touch. Another caller says his great grandfather harbored Butch and the wild bunch at his ranch took money from Bush's hand for food and cattle he found spent showcases a cabin where they supposedly stayed in bear valley Utah and found gold under the floorboards. Does that strike ring a bell? I'm not quite familiar with that. I've heard a myriad of stories. Many of which can be traced to be true Butch was very very popular among the ranchers in in the entire region, and he often stayed with them he often purchased horses from. Most of the ranchers along the way. Would tacking tobacco Ken on their fence post much would ride in on a tired horse after a Bank robbery and take one of the horses. From the rancher steeled leave his tired horse in field. And but a twenty dollar Bill in the tobacco. Can I've heard that story told over and over by different families, so many times that there has to be a ring of truth to it. And the idea of treasure left behind. I remember in reading about the William Phillips stuff that he was going around supposedly looking for buried treasure trying to find gold that had been left behind you. Hear those stories and a lot of the books campsites where where Butch and Sundance may have hidden or hit out for for weeks at a time and robbers rooster that area people go there searching for gold. Do you think there's gold out there somewhere? There may be bitch and pieces, but in all honesty, I don't think they let matching the ground. There's there's one indicated story of them having buried loot under fence posts in butcher's uncle's ranch at lead Brigham Young McMullen. He's uncool and they buried part of their loot under different fence poke. And when they were riding through the region would Hoskin stop there and retrieve it. In about. Nineteen forty five or so little before that. Hiring BB came to lead and dug up the last of the fence post, which confirms that he knew what was there. That's a that's a sad ending in a sense him dying in prison. After I think Lisa you said, he fell religion. But he ended up in prison. Anyway. He did he he killed his sheriff down in southern Utah. And he was caught and put in prison and one of the things about him is that he didn't want is like Samson he didn't want his haircut. And once they cut his hair and long locks of hair, and he went just down from there. And he. Just didn't wanna live anymore. Harry. Why do we still care about Butch and Sundance? What is it about those characters that that sorta still captivates our attention so many years later? I think probably primarily for most people. It's a mystery. Who are they why did they do what they did? With with others like researchers. I think it's trying to prove. Where they died. Real names where research you'd like to go into great detail. The general public. I think it's just the mystery surrounds them they were captivating characters very unique even in western history. And I think everyone hopes they got away, and you know, for me, I'm you think about it. Our daily lives are tracked every single day right on camera tracked by our emails are social media etcetera. Back then you could be anybody any run and do anything and they did. And they got away with it. I guess today. The version is you can be anybody. But it means an in the digital sense. It's online it's supposed to. In real life. That's true. But in a way, you can still be tracked online for both of you. The story goes on though, as you know, as Carrie indicated, he's still working on something a project about Anna. So I know in this book, you say once this is done I'm done with it. But I mean, it's hard to let go, isn't it? It is for me because I've been steeped in it all in my life. I sort of grew up Butch so to speak. He was just a household word, and it's hard for me to put it away. Mostly I backed away from all of it. Because the the new breed research out there are very cut throat, and they're not interested in history. They're interested in defamation and destroying the reputations of those who disagree with them..

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"san quentin" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

16:13 min | 3 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Welcome back. Lisa LeBron as you indicated earlier your husband carry Ross born had dug up the the name the real name of the Sundance kid. I wanted to break that story, and you guys done a lot of genealogical work to sort of fill in the blank since. Then we'd in your book. I think I remember this correctly, you write that at the time of the San Vicente shootout or two guys were killed and people were led to believe that it was Butch and Sundance that Butch was already. I think back in the US that Sundance was still down there that the two of them were separated at an I guess that they were separated for years, then it was years before they got back together. That's correct. Finance kind of went his own way. He he's fortification soldier of fortune in different arenas around the world and different things and life. He became. A religious person and a follower and on my Cayenne, I get what? And so he he went under the assumed name of heaven BB in his letter life or ladder days of his life. And that's the name that he died under carry was able to discover that. And verify that with his. That is from his sister that he had been sister savannah as well as he has been said under that name in California and served time under that name. He was the first person to discover that and he interviewed the doctor the topsy on hyphen Phoebe aka Sundance kid, and he was able to match every wound on the body to every known moon that the Sundance kid had received throughout his lifetime bullet wound cetera. Is there any chance to have done a DNA comparison to say the long about family? Yes, there is if there's any remains left Hyman BBS is buried at the Salt Lake City cemetery. Eastern, the Salt Lake capital. And and how I say tot, of course. And if there was any remains left and any of the members of the family or long about family, we're willing to get DNA DNA tests could be done, but you, but you you believe and you write in the book that eventually Sundance and Butch did reunite in the US years later. We believe that they did. But we don't leave the face state together. Definitely went his own way on direction and so did foot. Sorry. They remain in contact. And did as I remember this correctly Hiram BB died in prison. What state prison, and as you said that he died under that assumed alias that he had taken on. But he is a record of him in California having served under that time, and and having to his sister, savannah under that area. And do you have? No, we went through the whole long list of some at least some of the key witnesses who said that Bush came back. Do you have similar statements that Sundance came back or is it a less substantive defer that to carry his, okay? Right there. There are quite a few instances as a as Lisa pointed out. He did write a letter to is that from prison to his sister in Pennsylvania to illicit funds for his defense. His sister put him in touch with their cousin who's a liar, turning a memory of the place family. His mother's Harry long about his mother's family. So the fact that Hiram BB had direct connections to long about his family is very evident the western writer, Harry Sinclair Griego believed so strongly that Iran BB was the real Sundance kid that he came to Utah state prison and interviewed Hiram BB and had proposed to do a book based on his story, which which never never got off the ground apparently. And so there there are many many instances that indicate he was saying. It must be said knowing all cases. It's it's almost impossible to prove anything substantial. I know you have Jerry Nikko coming up later, and I know Jerry and his his version of who Harry long abayas, maybe as valid as my own. But in my opinion, Hiram BB was has the evidence certainly indicates that he was the real Harry long about. Sentenced to prison in San Quentin. He gave the same birthdate and birthplace. And so there's ample evidence. Let's talk about at a place for a couple of minutes. You mentioned the the name place. Just a moment ago is being in the long about family. Elsewhere. Do we do you know, what her real name is? I know that in in books that I've read that that the names of the Bassett girls. I don't can't remember if it's an Josey there is a physical similarity that and they they both knew Butch Cassidy pretty well. And maybe Sundance wasn't one of them or do you have somebody else in mind, and what became her? Well, there there is a theory. The Dan Bassett may have been at a place, but. It's it's a confused theory because much Bassett we're leverage for many years, and in fact had a daughter, and so it was easy to jump to the conclusion that say they may have been the same. But. Yeah. There's no evidence to indicate the Dan Bassett was really Ed play at place. I've been able to trace your story with some confidence because she wrote her own autobiography we own autobiography in nineteen twenty eight under an assumed name and Cheetos a complete account of her life. And. Whereas uses many aliases of the people that she deals with and such as as most of them did because they thought maybe members of the gang might still be alive. There's just a strong indication that she was an English. Yeah. Her name was Laura Etta capital. There's a there's a group right now who are jumping on the theory that her name was really apple because that name has been found in peakerton records. I think we're new story ously. Wrong in most of their conclusion. She was in fact, the illegitimate daughter of George castle who was. The an illegitimate son of the Earl of Essex. So she had very strong ties to the English nobility. This is proven also. In insurance favors that she left with her daughter, and she signs the insurance papers as Laura Etta. And so we know that that that was her given name and also carry has a book almost completed my has a real Etta place. He only has to finish about the last four to six chapters, and he will be ready to go to print while you're going to have to let me know when that's happening as you know, if you're going to go to if you're going to look up at a at a places grave. I wanna hear about it. I'm trying to get into that. Do they have kids? Do you think? Bush did have children that that somewhere out? There is a is a descendant of Butch same for Sundance. Kerry. I think there are several Butch was known to have had at least three different families. He had a daughter by and Bassett who is known as Florence Parker. Blasi Parker in some cases. He was known to have had a Mexican wife and children. And he was also according to letter he wrote to Matt Warner. He was also married with daughters in California. And as for hearing long. Not sure about descendants of Harry, but. Except in one case he had a daughter named Betty. She went by the name of Betty Weaver. She operated her own Bank robbing gang in the midwest in the nineteen thirties serve determine prison and married when she got out and her husband was a very good friend of mine for many years after her death. He contacted me and gave me the family papers. And and such that she hadn't destroyed. She burned almost everything in the fire shortly before that, but for me copies of all the papers and such. The evidence is overwhelming. Had some interesting a callers, I don't think we're gonna have time to take them. But they they pass along some information. One of the caller said his great grandfather was a jockey for Butch Cassidy that Cassidy at one point had a string of racehorses in California. And the name is mentioned Justice, Lorenzo hatch. Does that ring true for you Kerry, does that ring a bell? The hatch family has long been connected with Butch. Wow. That caller if you want to send an Email, I'll forward it to to to the barons. And maybe you want to be in touch. Another caller says his great grandfather harbored Butch and the wild bunch at his ranch took money from Bush's hand for food and cattle he found spent showcases a cabin where they supposedly stayed in bear valley Utah and found gold under the floorboards is that strike ring a bell. I'm not quite familiar with that. But I've heard a myriad of stories. Many of which can be traced to be true, but she was very very popular among the ranchers in in the entire region, and he often stayed with them he often purchased horses from. Most of the ranchers along the way. Would tacking tobacco Ken on their fence post? Right in on a tired horse after a Bank robbery. And take one of the horses. From the rancher steeled leave his tired horse in the field. And but a twenty dollar Bill in the tobacco. Can I've heard that story told over and over by different families, so many times that there has to be ring of truth to it. And the idea of treasure left behind. I remember in reading about the William Phillips stuff that he was going around supposedly looking for buried treasure trying to find gold that had been left behind you. Hear those stories in a lot of the books campsites where where Butch and Sundance may have hidden or hit out for for weeks at a time and robbers rooster that area people go there searching for for gold. Do you think there's gold out there somewhere? There may be bitch and pieces, but in all honesty, I don't think they have much in the ground. There's there's one at indicated story of them having buried loot under fence posts in butcher's uncle's ranch at Leeds Brigham Young McMullen was and they buried part of their loot under different fence vote. And when they were writing through the region, they would often stop there and retrieve it. In about. Nineteen forty five or so little before that. Hiring BB came to lead and dug up the last of the fence post, which confirms that he knew what was there. That's a that's a sad ending in a sense him dying in prison. After I think Lisa you said, he fell religion. But he ended up in prison. Anyway. He did he killed a sheriff down in southern Utah. And he was caught and put in prison and one of the things about him is that he didn't want his like sense and he didn't want his haircut. And once they cut his hair and get long locks of hair. He went down from there. And he. We just didn't wanna live anymore. Harry. Why do we still care about Butch and Sundance? What is it about those characters that that sorta still captivates our attention so many years later? I think probably primarily for most people. It's mystery. Who are they why did they do what they did? With with others like researchers. I think it's trying to prove that. Where they died what the real names where research you'd like to go into great detail. The general public. I think it's just the mystery surrounds them they were captivating characters very unique even in western history. And I think everyone hopes they got away, and you know, for me, I'm you think about it. Our daily lives are tracked every single day run camera tracked by our emails are social media et cetera. That then you could be anybody any run and do anything and they did. And they got away with it. I guess today. The version is you can be anybody. But it means an in the digital sense. It's online it's supposed to. In real life. That's true. But in a way, you can still be tracked online for both of you. The story goes on though, as you know, as Carrie indicated, he's still working on something a project about Anna. So I know in this book, you say once this is done I'm done with it. But I mean, it's hard to let go hasn't it? It is for me because I've been steeped in it all in my life. I sort of grew up with which so to speak. He was just a household word, and it's hard for me to put it away. Mostly I backed away from all of it. Because the the new breed research out there are very cutthroat and they're not interested in history. They're interested in defamation and destroying the reputation of those who disagree with them..

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"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:45 min | 3 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"They told me that my son was murdered. Well, kill. And I hit the floor. Okay. So that was a little more than five years ago that Tyler was killed tell us a little more about what happened to Tyler. How he was killed. So November nineteenth Tyler in his auntie. And some other lady went to seventy eleven to get a pack of cigarettes. It was like two in the morning. They left auntie house and on their way back to the house. They were pulled over by Long Beach. Police department two officers as a question a driver, the passenger officer seeing tattoos and Tyler face and store questioning him made him get out the car, they searched Tyler. And then they ran his name. Tyler had missed a court appearance soul. He feared that. He would be locked up. He gave up his brother name and officer came back was like a year tall for that name. And they say Tyler just took off running and a chase pursued other officers got involved they surrounded Tyler around a at a apartment building where he was trying to climb up to the roof, and they opened fire on them and they shot at Tyler like forty sometimes they struck him nineteen times killing them. So we heard a little bit through your interview of how your brother, tell us father and Tyra his mother reacted to the news that right that Tyler was killed while they were in prison in your brother is still in San Quentin. What was your reaction when you found out? I was. It was devastating because I one I had just talked to Tyler like probably the day before. And you know, you know, we was clowning on the phone, but to hear the very next day that he was killed. And my mother is told me when I call my mother, she told me this, right? And it was just like it didn't even register with me. You know, when I was out for two years, ten months, I raised Tyler, you know, like was with pretty much inbetween prison sentences in between prisons when I got out Tyler had just been born in ninety four and I got out in ninety five, and you know, I pretty much raised because my brother was locked up. I pretty much raised Tyler from ninety five to ninety seven when I got arrested in he's come see me, you know, a lot like my mother used to bring them. So to hear this is what happened to him. And here hide happened to him in the here that he was shot nineteen times, you know. And and and I just I just try to visualize what he was going through at the time. He was being shot at by those officers, so Tyler's father, your brother is still in San Quentin during the final year that you were in San Quentin. He was your cellmate. Right. Are you gonna go back and visit him? Now, not sued. So so so right now there will be a problem with me going back to see him because I'm currently on parole. Usually you can't go back into a correctional facility on parole. You have to go through a lot of I didn't know that. It's just a lot of stuff you had to go through. But yeah, I I can't you know, he he calls me. He's able to call me collect. I think it's about probably twenty people here. They called me collect a lot of calls. I get a lot of a lot of fifteen minute calls from prison. Wouldn't have no other way. I love it. But I get to see his brother and catch him up on what you're doing. So that's cool. You know, they get to see each other in passing. If you're just joining us. My guests are erlin woods and Nigel poor the co creators of the podcast ear hustle will be right back. This is fresh air. Support for NPR comes from this.

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BBC’s podcast exclusivity angers listeners; Spotify plans more

podnews

04:04 min | 3 years ago

BBC’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,

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"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And I'm joined now by the founder of the San Quentin prison report, which helps inmates tell their own stories like the ones we just saw joy Williams was an inmate at San Quentin and was paroled in two thousand fourteen Choi Williamson nice to have you here nicety here. Well, you know, every one of those men we just saw you were there yourself a San Quentin. What is it like to watch them tell their stories, my heart goes, I see a bunch of men who deserve a second chance who lead in a second chance. So much that they could contribute out here. And you spent nearly twenty years of your life in prison. And you're getting a second chance. Now you participated in many rehabilitation programs while you were there was there a single turning point. While you were on the inside, I wouldn't say a single point. I think it was a slow time for me to watch being examples to see people come in and offer me, new senators and watching certain people in administration who walk with integrity. I think we're all all moments that allow me to really reflect on my life a lot deeper. What were some of the tools that the rehab programs gave you one? One is really just the ability to look back the ability to reflect on my life when I didn't make the right decision. Having the courage to sit in that moment. And just look at it. Like, we call it sitting in the fire just sit in this moment and just take a look at how and what I wanted to do different and knowing that I could rewrite that were paroled two years ago about two years ago. What else the transition been like for you to life outside prison? What is beautiful to be home is I'm so happy to be here. It's been a roller coaster right now every day is is is. A great day. But my worst day out. Here beats my best day evidence. I have the ability to to change the influence change. And that's that's what drives me. That's what pulls me every day. What is on the challenges that you face every day? I think just dealing with. Mom is it right, overcoming the triggers, overcoming things that used to get in the way in. Those things spe- one. I'm the kinda guy who it was very difficult to ask for help to ask support, right? So just having the street to know that when something is going on with me that to be the guy who sits up and says, oh, I'm good. It's all good. But I can actually ask for help. And then know that I have a very strong support system. What motivates you to do this work to tell these stories and to do outreach and to really be in a situation where there are some reconciliation and redemption? Look at all the people that are not only just the victims of crime on the wrong that I've done, but I look at how even hurt my own children hurt my own mother, the things that are put them through and how wasted my own life and never wanting to see another kid who who at the age of thirteen just because he looking for somebody to love him. He decided to join a gang. That motivates me like that. Pose me every day. I know I can't go back and rewind the clock for me. But I can certainly try to influence the clock for somebody else. What are you have to these days? What are you doing? Now, I am in juvenile facilities working with young people develop the program that are you lies in there. I'm also doing menial work. I continue to produce family radio here in the hope is to to stay connected to Saint Quentin. And the meaning side who want to tell their stories and help the formerly incarcerated continue to tell this. And what's the biggest value for you in making sure their stories are public? The public is to see me for who. I am the public is to see a side of life that they don't get to see their, you know, certain media likes just exploit fear. And that's not who we are. Like, we had where people were human we go through things for reasons. Choi williams. Thank you. You for your insights. And thank you for being here today. Thank you. For all of Kennedy's news coverage, please go to news dot org to end our program. We're going to hear an original song dream of freedom written and performed by Grammy nominated songwriter and musician. David Josse,.

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"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"san quentin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And I'm joined now by the founder of the San Quentin prison reports which helps inmates tell their own stories like the ones we just saw Choi Williams who was an inmate at San Quentin and was paroled in two thousand fourteen Troy Williamson nice here. Nice to be here. Well, you know, every one of those men we just saw you were there yourself. Ascend quinton. What is it like to watch them tell their stories? My heart goes ac- a bunch of men who deserve a second chance who needed. No second chance. So much that they could here, and you spent nearly twenty years of your life in prison, and you're getting a second chance now you participated in many rehabilitation programs while you were there was there a single turning point. While you were on the inside. I won't see a single point. I think it was a slow charging for me being able to watch other maybe examples to see people come in and offer me, new senators and watching certain people in administration who walk with integrity. I think we're all. All mommy's allow me to really reflect on my life. A lot deeper. What were some of the tools that the rehab programs gave you? One is really just the ability to look the ability to reflect on moments of my life. When I did make the right decision that having the courage to sit in that moment. And just look at it. Like, we call it sitting in the fire just sit in this moment. And just take a look at how I behave and what I wanted to do different. And knowing that I could be right that you were paroled two years ago about two years ago. What else the transition been like for you to life outside prison? What is beautiful to be home is I'm so happy to be here. I'm. Been a roller coaster right now every day is is is. A great day. But my worst day out here beast my best day ever inside. And so have the ability to to change the ability to influence change. And that's that's what drives me. That's what pulls me every day. What is on the challenges that you face every day? I think just dealing with. Right, overcoming the triggers, overcoming things that used to get in the way, and if hatless? Those things be one. I'm the kinda guy who it was very difficult to ask for help to ask for support. Right. So just having the street to know that when something is going on with me not to be the guy who sits up and says, I'm good. It's all good. But I can actually ask for help. And then know that I have a very strong support system. What motivates you to do this work to tell these stories and to do outreach and to really be in a situation where there are some reconciliation and redemption? Are we look at all the people that are not only just the victims of my crime, the wrong I've done, but I look at how even hurt my own children hurt my own mother the things that are put him through and how wasted my own life and never wanting to see another kid who who at the age of thirteen just because he looking for somebody to love him. He decided to join a gang. That motivates me pause every day. I know I can't go back and rewind the clock from me. But I can certainly try to influence the clock to somebody else. What are you have to these days? What are you doing? Now, I am in juvenile facilities working with young people developed a program that are you lies in there. I'm also doing a media work. I continue to produce film and radio out here in the hope is to stay connected to Saint Quentin. And the meaning inside who want to tell their stories and help the formerly incarcerated continue to tell this. And what's the biggest value for you in making sure their stories Republic? The public to see me for who. I am the public is to see a side of life that they don't get to see. Certain media likes suggest exploit fear, and that's not who we are. Like, we where people were yeoman we go through things for reasons. Right. Thank you for your insights. And thank you for being here today. Thank you. For all of these news coverage, please go to news dot org to end our program. We're going to hear an original song dream of freedom written and performed Grammy nominated songwriter musician. David.

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Escaped San Quentin inmate Shalom Mendoza captured at Taco Bell

Wake Up Call

00:28 sec | 3 years ago

Escaped San Quentin inmate Shalom Mendoza captured at Taco Bell