SAN RAFAEL READER PRAISES WALL CITY MAGAZINE
The technical expertise, editorial content, writing skills, and timely articles have gotten better and better with each issue. The last issue of Wall City magazine, showcasing the art and artists flourishing within San Quentin, was superb and most inspiring. I would like to commend and congratulate the men who have worked hard and diligently to master the many facets of print publication.
Thank you for being the conduit in providing an outlet to this group with a limited voice and a venue to the incarcerated to express themselves, their views, and their concerns.
San Rafael, California
Hi, Diana! Thanks for taking the time to write, and for supporting our newspaper and magazine. We are always grateful for responses from readers, especially from the outside community.
Also, a special shout-out is due to our amazing advisers and volunteers. The incarcerated journalists who write, edit and layout the San Quentin News and Wall City magazine couldn’t do any of this without them.
SOCAL READER GRATEFUL FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COVERAGE
I would like to thank you for drawing attention to CSP-CIW’s Domestic Violence event. Any attention regarding surviving, healing, and helping survivors and abusers recover from D.V. is greatly appreciated. I hope readers have gained insight into D.V. and will be inspired to help survivors and abusers in a positive way.
—Kym Laura Cano, Corona, California
FLORIDA READER LAUDS CALIFORNIA’S ‘LIBERAL’ GOVERNOR
Hope this letter finds you and the staff in there the very best spirits and health. I am currently incarcerated within the Florida D.O.C for the past 28 years. I am a big supporter of the “Q.”
I just read in the AP News on my tablet that Gov. Newsom has made San Quentin a rehabilitation facility. Here in Florida our correctional system is violating our amendment rights. Their motto is for families to be connected, but yet their actions are dividing the families and creating financial burdens.
California prisons are blessed to have a liberal governor, and the residents at the “Q” have an understanding warden. Take care in solidarity.
—Eric L. Wilridge, Santa Rosa Correctional Inst, Milton, Florida
PAROLE VIOLATOR APPRECIATES THE CHANCE FOR CHANGE
Iʼve been incarcerated over 27 years. I was paroled in 2021, but I’m back on a parole violation. It’s hard to be back in here, but I have to find light in the darkest time of my life.
Iʼm at Corcoran State Prison – at one time one of the most dangerous prisons in California. 4B Yard is now under its new title: Self Help University.
Sister Mary from PREP held a seminar recently for 4B incarcerated. It was inspiring and hopeful.
These events are not possible without support. Warden Tammy Campbell is creating an environment of recovery and change. She is what we need. Community Resource Manager Marlene Robicheaux and Captain D. Madsen are the reason we are seeing a dramatic change.
A big thumbs-up to San Quentin News.
—Manuel Vaifanua, Corcoran State Prison Corcoran, California