prison

Ben H. Bagdikian
An article about the conditions of the juvenile prison system in the US, focusing on different theories of reform.
Ben H. Bagdikian
An article focusing on the condition of American Women's prisons and reformatories. The article covers the subject more generally than the headline and lede would suggest.
Modesto Aroused By Its Rotten Jail
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Salinger reports on tentative plans to renovate Stanislaus county jail at Modesto, adding to it a penal farm.
Warren, Brown Tell How Conditions Can Be Improved
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the series, Salinger reports on Governor Warren and Attorney General Brown's reaction to the Chronicle's expose on the horrible conditions of San Francisco county jails.
Men in S.F. Jails Get Helping Hand
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger profiles the Northern California Service League, a organization dedicated to helping recently released convicts find housing, jobs and readjust to living on the outside.
S.F. County Jail Is Too Much Like A Penitentiary
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Salinger visits another San Francisco county jail in San Bruno that is designed in a similar manner to the state's stark and sprawling maximum-security penitentiaries.
Degradation in Stinking Cells
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger visits (not undercover) Santa Clara County Jail at San Jose, known as the worst jail in California.
County Prisoners Work, Go to School, Eat Well.
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger writes about an exceptional farm jail called the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center run by Captain Clarence S. of the Almeda County jail.
In the Pre-Dawn, a Man is Marked Up for Life
Pierre Salinger
In the seventh and final installment to the California Jails Expose series, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger describes being woken by the screams of a man being beaten before going on to detail the inmates' morning ritual at Kern County Jail at Bakersfield.
Reporter 'Does Time' at Bakersfield, Again Finds Bad Food, Overcrowding
Pierre Salinger
In the sixth installment to the California Jails Expose series, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger describes his first day and night at the second jail he gained access to: Kern County Jail at Bakersfield.
Pierre Salinger
In the fifth installment to the California Jails Expose series, Salinger describes instances of extortion that are commonplace in California's County jails.
Pierre Salinger
In the fourth installment to the California Jails Expose series, Salinger profiles Al, a young inmate he meets at San Joaquin County jail.
Reporter Tells How Cellmate Blew His Top
Pierre Salinger
In the third installment to the California Jails Expose series, Pierre Salinger describes a fight he witnesses while at San Joaquin County Jail.
A Reporter's Inside Story
Pierre Salinger
In his second article in his series for the Chronicle, Salinger reports on his first night spent in jail as he awaits his trial.
Exclusive: Inside California's Jails. Brutality ... Crowded Cells. Chronicle Reporter Does Time: Shocking Account
Pierre Salinger
J.D. Salinger's first article for the San Francisco Chronicle about his time spent undercover in 2 California jails.
The Soledad 'Games'
Tim Findley
In the fourth installment of the "Behind Prison Bars" series, Findley reports about the complicated interrelationship between the correctional officers, inmate counselors and the inmates themselves. It features interviews with members of each group, as they address their role in prison life, what is expected of them and how these expectations have changed over time.
Soledad's 'Hole' - A Setting for Death, Revenge
Tim Findley
The third article in the "Behind Prison Bars" series talks about the history of violence in Soledad Prison's "adjustment centers" also called "the hole," where the facility's most violent inmates are segregated. In addition to including the reactions of both inmates and guards to the recent violence, the article also features an interview with Cal McEndree, the well-respected director of Soledad's adjustment centers, who speaks about the difficulties of reducing violence in the prison.
Cons' Main Street
Tim Findley
In Findley's second contribution, a collection of anecdotes of day-to-day life on the inside drawn from his stay in Soledad prison. He pays considerable attention to the physical space of the prison itself in addition to describing his interactions with other inmates and sketching colorful pictures of fellow inmates.
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