Inmate-Run Newspaper Featured in Columbia Magazine

February 10, 2020 In the Press

For the past eight years, UC Berkeley professor William Drummond and his students have been volunteering to help inmates in California's San Quentin prison run a newspaper program. 

Richard Harris spoke to Drummond about his work for Columbia Magazine. Drummond notes, 

Outside the prison, the First Amendment protects your right to publish. But if you violate what’s allowed at San Quentin, the paper can be and has been shut down. You’ve got to figure out a way to reconcile the realities of working in a prison environment with the tenets of journalism.

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