All Articles: Letters

Dear Kid CAT

Thank you for the work that you are doing to share your stories and inspire change and hope for youth. As a public school educator working with teens I am heartened to read the San Quentin News and note the myriad ways inmates are using the power of voice and story to reach out to […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor Your staff at the News is doing a great job. A lot of information within the news, we down here at R.J. Donovan never hear about. Perhaps you could give us a correct update on what’s happening at High Desert State Prison. We’ve been totally shut out of information about arrests, etc. We […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  In your report (Court Denies Condemned Prisoners’ Rights to Petition for Execution, March, 2016), you state that “more than 900 people have been sentenced to death in the state since 1978; only 13 have been executed.” Actually, 15 have been executed when you include Kelvin Malone, who California extradited to Missouri and executed on […]

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Dear Kid CAT

Dear Kid CAT Hello, my name is William Jones. I’m a 49-year-old lifer doing seven to life plus three years for attempted murder in 1988. I’m writing in regards to my quest to help our youth at risk and give my voice to that cause. I’m currently at Centinela State Prison and a facilitator for […]

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Letter to Kid CAT

My name is Jeffrey Hall. I am serving a life without parole sentence at Solano State Prison. I’ve been in prison for 25 years in July. I’ve been reading (Kid CAT Speaks) articles… and I find them intriguing. We have a fair amount of programs here at Solano Level 3, yet I really enjoy your […]

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Searching for Help

My name is Todd Haxton Jr. I read the articles of your organization [Kid CAT] helping youth with programs and vocations. I was 16 years old at the commission of my crime. I have been in the system for 10 years. I’ve been working hard on rehabilitating myself, growing as a man. I need help […]

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Letter to Kid CAT

Dear Kid CAT, This is a letter of appreciation. My name is Thailee Nguon. I am a juvenile lifer. I anticipate every issue of the San Quentin News. I admire your programs (the piece about the Amala Walk almost brought me to tears!) and wanted to write to you to express my sincere gratitude for […]

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I’ll Rather Have Family Visits Instead

LETTER TO THE EDITOR By P. Brooke, SQ Prisoner CDCR started a program called Family Visiting in either the late 60s or early 70s. During Family Visiting inmates could spend three days and two nights in a home-style setting. Under this program families could find a closeness that one could not get in normal visiting. […]

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3 Newsletters From Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

By Chung Kao Staff Writer The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Five Keys Charter High School was named a finalist for the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. “This is a huge honor made possible by our visionary and hardworking staff, who are pushing the envelope to […]

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Appreciating Black History Month

Dear Editor, I wanted to thank you brothers and sisters for your newspaper. I really enjoyed February’s edition celebrating Black History month. I think about the untold facts of African-Americans’ scientific contributions to humanity. Communicating a culture’s achievements is a good thing, but only recounting a small portion of the story perpetuates psychological hinderance when […]

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