Author Archives: Eddie Griffin

POETRY

By EDDIE GRIFFIN Journalism Guild Writer They invite your impropriety They’re so glad that you could come They ignore your many addictions And they knew that you’d succumb Tragic hero of rural crisis On your back many towns have grown Do you know your intrinsic value Can’t you see the seeds they’ve sown Seeds fertilized […]

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How to Get Your Bill Passed: Find a Sponsor

By EDDIE GRIFFIN An analysis conducted by the San Jose Mercury News demonstrates that sponsored bills are far more likely to become law than bills without sponsors. Sponsored bills made up 60 percent of the legislation passed in the 2007-08 legislative session. Almost half of the 1,883 sponsored bills became law. The portion of non-sponsored […]

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Brown Card Volunteers Are Still Upbeat

By EDDIE J. GRIFFIN The history of Brown Card Volunteers is murky at best, but their contributions to us are most palpable. In a recent interview with Marin Literacy’s educators Sue, Carolyn and Nan of PROJECT REACH, I was afforded a unique perspective into thoughts and wishes of these most capable academic professionals. When asked […]

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3-Striker Group Forming

By EDDIE J. GRIFFIN A San Quentin group is working to provide support for inmates facing life imprisonment under the Three-Strikes law. The group is currently taking a poll to ascertain whether an activity group of their own would better serve their interests. To date there has not been much consideration of the unique circumstances […]

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The Ins and Outs Of New Building

By EDDIE GRIFFIN Operations at San Quentin’s new Central Health Services Building (CHSB), have been under way for several months now. There are five floors in the new structure, which facilitates different classes of inmates. The main entrance on the third level accommodates general population inmates, among others. It is also where the library is […]

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