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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… … Continue reading

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“Aren’t You Grateful You’re Not In Prison Anymore?”

An OG’s Perspective by Watani Stiner This article will be featured in a forthcoming issue of the San Quentin News. Watani Stiner was interviewed by his former creative writing teacher, Zoe Mullery, on July 22, 2020, regarding the outbreak of … Continue reading

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‘I’m being treated like I’m not a person’

I posted about the article in the Chronicle that came out on July 25 featuring Brothers in Pen writers Troy Williams and Watani Stiner. Another article also came out in the Chronicle on July 30 for which I was interviewed: … Continue reading

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Two important articles about the dire situation at San Quentin

Two students in the Creative Writing class, Rahsaan Thomas and Kevin Sawyer, just came out with big articles about the COVID nightmare they are living through. I’ve served 19 years in San Quentin prison and I just got diagnosed with … Continue reading

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After 23 years at SQ, concern for so many still there suffering

Having spent 23 years (of my 39 total in prison) in the small community of San Quentin, the people with whom I did this time—and many were there the entire period—are of course a source of concern for me here … Continue reading

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Life… In the Coronapocalypse

In the coming days and weeks, I hope to post more articles and thoughts from former members of the class as they reflect on their lives outside and on those they left behind the walls of San Quentin, especially now … Continue reading

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