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1930

In the Background section of this San Quentin News website the founding of the News is traced to December 1940 when it was established by Warden Clinton Duffy. Was this the start of newspapering at San Quentin?

Not really.

To the great surprise of those of us involved with the current S.Q. News, and of San Quentin officials generally, there was a flourishing newspaper at San Quentin before the News – more than 80 years ago. It was named Wall City News and boasted that it was “The Only Newspaper in the World Published Within the Walls of a Prison.”

This revelation came to us from, of all places, Calgary, Canada. Some time ago we received an email from Larry Buchan of Calgary. He said that not only had there been a San Quentin newspaper before the News, but he had a copy of it, dated September 10, 1930. He subsequently sent photocopies of the four-page paper, and then the actual paper itself, which is reproduced here. To see it, click on the link to Wall City News, Sept. 10, 1930 at the bottom of this page.

On the last page of the Wall City News are the times of a recent prison track meet and the prison records in each event. Some of the times are startling. For example, the prison record in the 100-yard dash was said to be an amazing 10.2 seconds. The world record at the time, set three months earlier by Frank Wykoff in Chicago, was 9.5 seconds. The current record, set in 2010 by Asafa Powell on his way to victory in a slightly longer 100-meter race, is 9.07 seconds for 100 yards.

How did Larry Buchan come to have this journalistic gem? He got it from his father, who had been on a trip to San Francisco in September 1930. Larry’s father picked up five copies of Wall City News left folded on a bench on a San Francisco Bay ferry. Larry recently came across one of the copies, which he generously gave to us.

Steve McNamara

Click on this link below to see the paper.

Wall City News, Sept. 10, 1930