Adnan and SB1437

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Adnan Khan, 2014 • photo by Peter Merts

I was just reading the morning paper with my toast and coffee when I turned a page and saw some truly good news. Former Brother in Pen Adnan Khan is the first person to be released under the new law SB1437, which changes the felony murder rule. Adnan had been convicted of murder because while committing a robbery, one of his accomplices committed murder, which automatically gave Adnan a murder conviction as well. Now the law has been changed so that a murder conviction can only be given for the person who actually committed the murder or a person who intended to murder or helped the murderer.

Apparently, Adnan’s case was the inspiration for the new law, and now he has been the first recipient! He was released on Friday. Joy and more joy! Adnan had a story in our latest anthology, Pens Up, Don’t Shoot, called “Saturday Morning.”

You can read more about it in the article I was reading with my toast and coffee:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/San-Quentin-prison-inmate-first-to-be-released-13544879.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result

 

About Brothers In Pen

Brothers in Pen is the collective name of the Wednesday Night Creative Writing Class at San Quentin State Prison facilitated by Zoe Mullery.
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