Prison University Project student Rahsaan "New York" Thomas writes in The Marshall Project about his experience working on the award-winning Ear Hustle Podcast from inside San Quentin. The sun shines brightly through the gated windows so I grab a … [Read more...] about The Marshall Project: I Host a Popular Podcast. I’m Also in Prison.
Former Prison University Project instructor Nigel Poor collaborated with many of our students to put together an exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive. It started with a box of negatives. In 2012, Bay Area photographer, … [Read more...] about KQED: At BAMPFA, ‘The San Quentin Project’ Rewrites the History of Prison Imagery
In 1996, I took a man’s life and nearly paid for it with my own. I was a different person back then — a young man who carried a gun and wasn’t afraid to use it. One evening, I came home and saw my neighbor in a heated argument with his girlfriend. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Chronicle: I did 18 years in prison for murder. Now I’m on a mission to end gun violence.
In 2003, Adnan Khan committed a robbery in which one of his accomplices unexpectedly killed their victim. The prosecutors, judge and jury all agreed Khan did not plan or commit the murder. Yet he was still sentenced as if he had — and given a life … [Read more...] about The New York Times: The Judge and Jury Agreed I Didn’t Kill Anyone. So Why Did I Just Serve 16 Years For Murder?