Juan Haines is the Senior Editor for the San Quentin News, an inmate run news- paper produced out of San Quentin State Prison. He won the 2017 Silver Heart award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
All throughout my incarceration, I have never called my cell a home. Moreover, I consider the bars that cage me disrespectful, even to animals. So, I think Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf let down some very vulnerable people when she told the San Francisco Chronicle that a vacant jail is an “obvious” option for a homeless shelter.