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  1. 50 years later, 'At Folsom Prison' is still the definitive Johnny Cash albumRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | USA Today

    ... but reluctantly agreed at the suggestion of his new producer, Bob Johnston . Choosing Folsom over San Quentin State Prison for the simple reason that its warden answered the phone first, Cash curated a set list specifically for the inmates. He opted ...

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  2. California's Feinstein No Longer Supports Death PenaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    ... Underland said. FILE - A condemned inmate is led out of his east block cell on death row at San Quentin State Prison, in San Quentin, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. Still, Feinstein remains popular and has a significant edge on de Leon in name recognition ...

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  3. 'Each one of you guys has greatness in you,' inmate turned machinist tells prisonersRead the original story

    Tuesday May 22 | MLive.com

    ... a bed in my shop, put a TV in my shop." He has since helped rebuild and update a machining shop at San Quentin State Prison in California, designed a curriculum available online for free and speaks across the country. "I wasn't going to see my kids. ...

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  4. California nonprofit calls for 'kale, not jail' through urban farmingRead the original story

    Friday May 18 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    An Oakland, California-based nonprofit is hiring former inmates to plant and tend to more than 30,000 fruit and nut trees on an organic orchard, , using urban farming and environmental education as a pipeline back to normal society from the cells of San Quentin State Prison. Revenue-generating businesses subsidize Planting Justice, the 9-year-old nonprofit, to give former inmates-who make up half of the 30-person staff-what they deem "family-sustaining wages," as well as health benefits and a month of paid leave each year.

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  5. Swedish musiciana s hip-hop San Quentin band offers friendship, escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 17 | Marin Independent Journal

    Grammy-nominated David Jassy fronts the band Contagious with his original songs in San Quentin State Prison. In a hot, cramped loft inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison, David Jassy, a Grammy-nominated musician serving 15-years-to-life for second-degree murder, spent a recent evening rehearsing with his six-piece hip-hop band, singing songs he wrote about his dreams of freedom, his longing to return home and his regret over the fatal mistake that landed him behind bars at the peak of his music career.

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  6. A New Model for Financing NonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | The New York Times

    ... $800,000 worth of performance-based bonds to finance The Last Mile's web development shop inside San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area. If The Last Mile achieves certain targets, like "inmate hours worked" over the next four years, a separate ...

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  7. California could restart executions. These counties are most likely to condemn murderers.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | Sierra Star

    During a tour of San Quentin State Prison, Lt. Samuel Robinson provided insights about the process of bringing inmates to the facility and about how they are assigned to their living spaces once they are inside.

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  8. Nancy Grace Says Scott Peterson Can Never be RehabilitatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 8 | TMZ.com

    ... thinks Peterson doesn't really give a crap about his appeal, because he's living the high life in San Quentin State Prison. Nancy had more to say about the chance of his appeal going through, and made a pretty deft pivot to plug her A&E show with ...

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  9. Azusa father tells of struggle since daughter's killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Ralph Flores, of Azusa, right, is currently sitting on death row in San Quentin State Prison. Flores killed Claudia Chenet in 2003.

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  10. California prison system moves to quash media's suit onRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | SFGate

    In this 2010 file photo, people photograph the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin. The Los Angeles Times and other news media organizations sued over California's new execution rules Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

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  11. California could restart executions. These counties are most likely to condemn murderers.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | The Fresno Bee

    During a tour of San Quentin State Prison, Lt. Samuel Robinson provided insights about the process of bringing inmates to the facility and about how they are assigned to their living spaces once they are inside.

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  12. Art behind bars: Creative programs for inmates help change the narrativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 1 | ABA Journal

    ... with students in high schools and universities. Ear Hustle - a podcast produced at California's San Quentin State Prison by Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, both of whom are incarcerated, and artist Nigel Poor - shares stories about what life is ...

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  13. Next California governor may have to preside over executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 1 | Marin Independent Journal

    California's next governor could be forced to make a life-or-death decision that the state's top executive hasn't faced in over a decade: whether to spare an inmate facing execution. There are nearly 750 people on death row at San Quentin State Prison, more than any other state, and decisions made by the next governor will help set the pace of executions going forward.

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  14. Workers strike at Bohemian Club, a haughty hangout for rich neoconsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 28 | Salon

    ... resemble a surveillance state, with cameras in nearly every corner. He described the inside like San Quentin State Prison. "Yes there are cameras all over. In the coat room...even on top of the dishwasher," he said. "It's not right." Powell told ...

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  15. Its Radiotopia podcasts include '99% Invisible,' 'Ear Hustle' and 'Song Exploder.'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 26 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... of its podcasts have received queries for adaptation, including storytelling series Mortified , San Quentin State Prison-set Ear Hustle and true-crime show Criminal . In addition, PRX offers distribution and monetization services for other podcasts ...

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  16. Wrongfully Convicted Man Walks Free After 25 Years On Death RowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    A man who spent nearly 25 years on California's death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned. Vicente Benavides, 68, was released from San Quentin State Prison following a judge's order, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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  17. Death row inmate released after murder conviction is overturnedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | New York Daily News

    A man who spent nearly 25 years on California's death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned. Vicente Benavides, 68, was released from San Quentin State Prison following a judge's order, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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  18. Man on Death Row for 25 Years Walks Free After Experts Recant TestimonyInside EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Yahoo!

    ... testimony was presented at Benavides' trial, and on Thursday, a judge ordered him released from San Quentin State Prison. Benavides was the 162nd person on death row in the U.S. to be exonerated since 1973, according to the Innocence Project , which ...

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  19. Calif. inmate freed after 25 years on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Yahoo!

    A man who spent nearly 25 years on California's death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned. Vicente Benavides, 68, was released from San Quentin State Prison following a judge's order, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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  20. Here's the first look at what might be Robert Redford's last movie, - The Old Man and the Gun'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Fox Searchlight Pictures on Friday released images from "The Old Man and the Gun," a heist story set to open in theaters Oct. 5. Redford stars in this true story as Forrest Tucker, a career criminal who escaped from California's San Quentin State Prison at age 70 and committed a series of heists that puzzled the law and charmed the public. courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures) Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford star in "The Old Man and the Gun," the true story of a career criminal who pulls off a daring series of heists in his 70s.

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