The Matchmaker and the Con

  I’m always amazed at the diversity of people’s points of view. This morning I took three parolees, after their release from San Quentin prison, from the San Rafael Bus Depot where they get dropped, to the Richmond BART Station on the other side of the bay. The talkative con next to me in the […]

Dreaming of a White Christmas

The prison guard stands at his white van, decked out with handcuffs, mace, walkie talkie and other gear, looking as tough as Techno Viking. Seems like everyone over there at San Quentin Prison shaves their head. He's waiting for the six skinheads in gray sweats, that he just dropped off, to get on a bus […]