Prison Journalism Project Gives Incarcerated Writers A VoiceThe founders of the Prison Journalism Project, Shaheen Pasha & Yukari Iwatani Kane, speak with CBSN Bay Area about the new publication that trains inmates to write and publish their own stories .
Housing, Jobs, Healthcare Biggest Barriers To Reentry After Leaving PrisonFormerly incarcerated people face challenges big and small after leaving prison - from navigating the supermarket to stable housing and employment. CBSN Bay Area's Len Kiese spoke with Yukari Kane, co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project, and Jesse Vasquez, program coordinator for Arsola Distribution and Community Services.
Incarcerated Writer At San Quentin Prison On Living Through Outbreak, Vaccines28 incarcerated men at San Quentin Prison and 1 guard died last year from Covid-19 complications. Now vaccines are being administered at San Quentin and across the California prison system. CBSN Bay Area's Len Kiese spoke with the co-founders of the Prison Journalism Project Yukari Iwatani Kane & Shaheen Pasha, as well as incarcerated writer Joe Garcia, in our ongoing series.
Prison Educational Programs Shuttered By Covid-19 Pandemic Have Big BenefitsEducational programs are crucial to the rehabilitation of incarcerated people. Studies have shown pursuing an education in prison drops recidivism rates by 43 percent. For every dollar spent on prison education, give dollars is saved on costs of reincarceration. These programs have been shuttered across the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. CBSN Bay Area's Emily Turner spoke with Shaheen Pasha of the Prison Journalism Project, Jody Lewen, president of Mt. Tamalpais and Marcus Blevins, who is seeking a graduate degree after a 25 year sentence, about the importance of education in prison.
Incarcerated Men At San Quentin Trade Letter With Miami Youth Academy Through Prison Journalism ProjectMen at San Quentin Prison participated in a letter exchange with incarcerated 14 to 18-year-olds at Miami Youth Academy. The exchange, which was facilitated by the Prison Journalism Project and Florida-based prison education group Exchange for Change, has had a profound effect for both parties. Retired journalist Henry Unger and Yukari Iwatani Kane, the co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project, spoke with CBSN Bay Area's Michelle Griego about setting up the exchange.
Leaving Prison During the Covid-19 PandemicThe Covid-19 pandemic has brought special challenges to those reentering society from prison. CBSN Bay Area's Michelle Griego spoke with Yukari Kane, co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project and Jonathan Chiu, who was released from San Quentin Prison last May.
Systemic Racism Embedded In Foster Care To Prison PipelineThe instability many feel in the foster care system leads to higher rates of entering the justice system.