All Articles: Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read in a December issue of Newsweek magazine that approximately 3,000 American inmates currently in solitary confinement have been there for six or more years. There are a significantly higher total number of prisoners living in solitary confinement throughout the country. Now I am disappointed to learn that there are men here […]

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Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: In reading the latest edition of the San Quentin News (December 2016), there is an article in the MAC Corner, “SQ’s television signal gets an upgrade.” We do not know what television the author of the article was watching, but the signal in West Block is not as described in the article in […]

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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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