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Criminal Justice Chronicle: E is for Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle – a podcast from within the walls of San Quentin prison – just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Ear Hustle is a collaboration between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, both inmates at San Quentin, and Nigel Poor, a local artist and long-time prison education volunteer. Ear Hustle shares stories about prisoners and prison life – stories that would never […]

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Criminal Justice Chronicle: D is for Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurial training program that channels “the natural talents of currently and formerly incarcerated men, women and youth and redirects them toward the creation of legal business ventures and careers.” Several years ago, Catherine Hoke, Defy’s Founder and CEO, visited a prison in Texas and discovered that many inmates displayed qualities that were […]

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Criminal Justice Chronicle: C is for Colson & Cash

What do Charles Colson and Johnny Cash have in common? Richard Nixon, incarceration and criminal justice reform. Charles Colson: “The Evil Genius” Charles Colson went to federal prison for his role in the Watergate scandal. He was one of Richard Nixon’s closest and most trusted advisers; Nixon admired and appreciated Colson’s “skills” and ruthlessness, his […]