Inside the struggle to depopulate San Quentin

In light of a botched transfer last year, federal judge ordered San Quentin State Prison to decrease its population. Here's a look inside San Quentin as officials begin to do so by transferring incarcerated men to other prisons—rather than releasing them.

Incarcerated insights into isolation

To those of you going stir crazy while struggling to shelter-in-place and self-isolate, please try and focus on the positive aspects of this new reality. It’s important to find your own beacon of light to pull yourself through the worst of the chaos. Decades of incarceration have taught me this and ingrained in me the coping skills to get through any seemingly depressing situation.

Right side of history

When future generations look back on the devastation caused by this coronavirus pandemic, they are likely going to say that what happened to incarcerated populations in America’s prisons is tantamount to crimes against humanity.