Inside prison, he said, “there is genius and there’s compassion and there’s creativity.”

Check out a new article featuring our beloved Emile DeWeaver, in a story highlighting the fact that “violent offenders” may be some of the people our communities most need out here.

Along the way, Emile mentions the importance of writing… and the photographer captured this authorial gaze.

“California could cut its prison population in half and free 50,000 people. Amid pandemic, will the state act?” by Jason Fagone, SF Chronicle 08-14-2020. photo by Santiago Mejia

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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