All Articles: Asked On The Line

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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How Prisoners View the Men in Their Lives

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer The month of June is the second of four months with 30 days. This year, June has five Mondays and five Tuesdays. Moreover, June holds some interesting observances and celebrations. Flag Day is on Sunday, June 14, and both Father’s Day and the first day of summer occur on […]

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What Do Prisoners Know About Cinco de Mayo?

By Angelo Falcone Journalism Guild Writer The month of May is one of seven months with 31 days. This year, May will have five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays. May holds some interesting and exciting events and observances. The boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was on May 2, Cinco de Mayo […]

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Prisoners Expresses Gratitude on Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, Asked on the Line went in search of how mainliners feel about mom. Men were asked what they liked most about their mothers or to express what their mothers mean to them. Lenny Rideout: The one thing I like the most about my mom is the way she nourished her […]

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