Inmates’ Newspaper Covers a World Behind San Quentin’s Walls
This article reports on The Pulse of San Quentin, a newspaper produced by California inmates that reports on sports, arts, and culture, as well as hunger strikes and prison overcrowding.
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It is not every newspaper editor who can point to a black-and-white surveillance photograph from a 1996 bank robbery and say that he was the robber.
But then again, The San Quentin News — which was recently honored by a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for “accomplishing extraordinary journalism under extraordinary circumstances” — is hardly a typical newspaper. Read more...