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The Pioneer visits San Quentin

The Pioneer visits San Quentin

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students and faculty from California State University East Bay’s student-run newspaper, The Pioneer, visited the San Quentin State Prison in July. A couple of years ago the idea struck me to reach out to my alma mater — California State University Hayward — from San Quentin because I wanted those on ...

More San Jose jail guards arrested on brutality charges

More San Jose jail guards arrested on brutality charges

Tracey Kaplan,
Mercury News

May 25, 2016


Filed under Metro

Two Santa Clara County jail guards were arrested Monday on suspicion of beating a shackled inmate, the first new criminal charges to result from a sweeping probe into excessive force allegations sparked by the fatal beating last summer of a mentally ill prisoner. Guards Phillip Abecendario and Tuan Le...

Journalism locked behind state prison bars

Journalism locked behind state prison bars

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2014


Filed under Metro

San Quentin State Prison is known for having the biggest death row facility for men in the nation. But one thing it’s also known for is its news team, the San Quentin News. The newspaper recently won an award in March from the Society of Professional Journalists for “accomplishing extraordinar...

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