Boston Woodard is a freelance journalist who spent 38 years in prison. He was an editor and feature write for several prison newspapers including the San Quentin News. He is author of Inside The Broken California Prison System, which is available on Amazon.
From prison to the street
On November 5, 2018, I was released from prison after serving 38 continuous years behind bars. Upon my return to freedom, a parole agent drove me to an area of San Jose that was dotted with cheap hotels. He dropped me off on The Alameda, a boulevard in San Jose, with everything I owned stuffed in a backpack and a small duffle bag.