I just found out about the San Quentin News (by accident). There are 22 women on condemned row here in Chowchilla, yet we’ve never heard of nor seen this newspaper before. We aren’t allowed access to go to our library. We request books by title, author or subject, through institutional mail (only). Is there any way that you can send me a copy (or two) each month that we can circulate between us here on the row? It would be greatly appreciated by all of us, my address info is above, in the “from” section.
Please remember there are 22 women on the row, who want to know what’s going on. It’s not our fault we’re in Chowchilla, California.
Dear Ms. Nieves
I am surprised to hear that the 22 women on Death Row do not receive our newspaper.
Then again, when I think about how inmates in the general population must face the wall when condemned inmates are being escorted by, I feel as if they don’t want us to notice that you are human too.
We truly apologize for missing the opportunity to fully represent the condemned population, including the women. We will try to do a better job and thank you for taking interest in reaching out to San Quentin News.
Richard “Bonaru” Richardson