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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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Expressing Frustrations About Unhealthy Conditions

Dear Editor, Just read your newspaper dated July 2013. As an inmate at CCWF, any information that I am able to read and share with other inmates is truly appreciated. I would love to receive your paper (San Quentin News) and will ask my family if they will send donations toward your cause. A little […]

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Dedicated Volunteer Backs SQ Programs

From: Susanne Karch Please accept my congratulations and gratitude for the high quality journalism your paper provides. I’m a volunteer for The Last Mile program, and just as you give voice to prisoners across the state, I’d like to give voice to my experiences here at San Quentin. I live in Marin County where I […]

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Appreciation of Knowledge

From Patty: Hello Lt. Robinson, I just wanted to reach out and say I really appreciated the article about Officer Hauwert’s transition. It’s incredibly brave of her to be so open, and I think the author of the article did a good job of reporting on the story in a fair way. I really believe […]

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San Quentin News Rejected by Some Prisons

From Ricky in Corcoran: I have talked to our librarian about getting 200 copies of San Quentin News. If she’d do her job, she would have contacted you guys to get them. Until then, I’ll have to keep sending stamps to get a paper. Make sure you send me the August issue. Thank you and […]

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A Prisoner’s Newspaper Frustration

‘I want to re-order, but I won’t until this is cleared up!’ San Quentin News, This will be a quick note! I really can’t read the newspaper right now. I just wanted to get the newspaper so others could read. Right before I was [transferred] to this prison I sent you six stamps. While I […]

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Dude, Where’s My San Quentin Newspaper?

To whom it may Concern: First and for most, I like to open by saying I pray the content of my writing here finds you and all your staff members under God’s never-ending care. Received the paper, or rather, one of the papers, I paid for. Thank you for the time and effort. However, you’re […]

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Drive to Become a Better Woman

Aminah’s Epiphany: With my freedom stripped, I awoke one morning in a cold, barren cell with the realization that I was alone in my journey. With that epiphany, I used my anger to fuel my drive in becoming a better woman. For a while I suffered from embarrassment, hiding in prison from my community because […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Locked up with no coffee cake: I would really like to get your San Quentin News. I’m sending you three forever stamps. I’m in the SHU here at Sacramento and I have nobody on the outside. I had to give up my coffee cake for three weeks just to get three stamps. Thomas Young Dear […]

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