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Formerly incarcerated students return to school

Last year in June, East Bay-resident Dieudonné Brou graduated from UCLA in African American studies. During his commencement speech, he revealed himself as formerly incarcerated. Even though higher education offers chance to break the cycle...

San Quentin commemorates Veterans Day

Monday was the second annual Veterans Day remembrance celebration at San Quentin initiated by a prison group called Veterans Healing Veterans. This program offers some hope that insight from imprisoned veterans can help those struggling...

Prison University at San Quentin Prison

An innovative and in many ways unique educational program is flourishing on the other side of the Richmond-San Rafael bridge, in an institution through which many of Richmond's sons have cycled over the years.