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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Paige St. John Since restoring the death penalty in 1978, California has condemned more than 900 individuals, yet executed just 13. The hundreds who remain are housed at San Quentin State Prison in a highly restricted cell block plagued by suicides, drugs, mental illness, neglect and idleness. This...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... San Francisco Bay a scenario that promptly reached overcrowding. Not long in, these same captive laborers con- structed their own prison on land San Quentin just two years after California became the thirty-first state. And we kept on building them, sending more and more of our fellow residents to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... introduce it: All right, this is a take on Greystone Chapel1 Made famous through Cash s romantic mythologizing,2 the chapel itself has an unusual place in the life and history of Folsom. Folsom Prison was founded in 1880 to ease overcrowding from San Quentin. As with San Quentin, Folsom s original blue...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... lasted several years, an uprising at San Quentin led by Black Panther leader and already-famed author George Jack- son resulted in the murder of several correctional officers (as well as the death of Jackson who was shot in a hail of bullets as he attempted to escape). The uprising took place in the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... California. In Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited, photog- rapher Rick Nahmias collected photographs, testimonies, and texts exploring faith communities that might be consid- ered marginal elsewhere, including a transgender gospel choir, a San Quentin Buddhist community, a deaf Mormon...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 76–81.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Depression, keeping body and soul together with migrant farm work and oil field labor. Young Merle was in and out of prison, including hard time in San Quentin, but music was in his blood, and in another few years, he became locally famous, along with Buck Owens, as a founder of the Bakersfield Sound...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2011
... advocated violence, even if they never did so themselves. In its early years, prosecutors used the criminal syndi- calism act primarily against the Industrial Workers of the World, or Wobblies.27 By 1921, forty top IWW leaders had been incarcerated in San Quentin for violating the law; by 1924, 164 people...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the landmark recording of his concert at Folsom Prison outside of Sacramento. Cash had given many concerts in prisons, including San Quentin, near San Francisco, where one prisoner was Merle Haggard, soon to be his peer. A country superstar, Cash spent much of his time in California. According to his...