All Articles: Asked On The Line

Type of Flowers Sent to Loved Ones

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer “April showers bring May flowers,” but what type of flowers would the men in blue send to their loved ones? And in what color? No one flower or color stood out. Sam Johnson: “I would send my wife long-stem black roses. I know they are actually very dark blue […]

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How Would You Like to Spend Your Time in Prison?

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer March is the second of seven months with 31 days. This year, March has five Tuesdays, five Wednesdays and five Thursdays. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, and spring begins on Sunday, March 20. For members of the Christian community, St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday, March […]

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February Highlights Love, Presidents and Black History

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer Valentine’s Day is the special day in February when people send greeting cards called “Valentines” to their sweethearts, friends, and members of their families, all in the name of love, according to the World Book Encyclopedia,. But what is love? Who is Valentine? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “love” is […]

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Column Changes Perception of Inmates

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer As “Asked on the Line” enters its fourth year at the San Quentin News, it renews its commitment to bringing readers the insights of the men at San Quentin. Asked on the Line shares with the world the memories and opinions of the residents of that infamous gated community […]

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Revisiting the Most Memorable Winter Holidays

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer “If you could go back in time and repeat a winter holiday season, how old would you be? Where would you be? Who would you be with?” The men on the mainline had interesting responses: Sam Johnson: “I would be eightyears old again. I would be with my brother […]

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What Can You Be Most Thankful for in Your Life?

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer November is the last of four months in the year with just 30 days. This year, November has five Sundays and five Mondays. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 1; Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, Veteran’s Day is on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and Thanksgiving Day is on […]

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Prisoners Reaping the Benefits of the Health Fair

By Angelo Falcone Significant events recently took place at San Quentin. An executive order from Gov. Jerry Brown prompted Warden Ron Davis to reduce the institution’s water usage. The water was further restricted because of a bacterial contamination. Several men fell ill to Legionnaires’ disease, a type of pneumonia, and Pontiac fever, a type of […]

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What Would You Do With Education if Money Wasn’t an Issue?

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer Asked on the Line conducted random interviews with the men in blue and asked, “If money or time was not an issue, what type of degree would you like to obtain and why?” Antwan Williams: Sound Engineering. I am so into the production of music; it’s fascinating. Everything that […]

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Hot August Nights and the Hottest People We Can’t Forget

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer The month of August is the fifth of seven months with 31 days. A full moon is expected on Saturday, Aug. 29. For Christians, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary occurs on Saturday, Aug. 15. The World Almanac reports August is Black Business Month, Happiness […]

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Prisoners Reminiscence About Fourth of July

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer The month of July is the fourth of seven months with 31 days. A full moon is expected on Thursday, July 2, and again on Friday, July 31. On Saturday, July 4, the United States celebrates its independence . According to the World Almanac, July is Cell Phone Courtesy […]

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