I-"Behind Prison Bars" - Tim Findley - San Francisco Chronicle

I-"Behind Prison Bars" - Tim Findley - San Francisco Chronicle

Reporter's Story: 'I'm in Soledad'; Serving Time with the Cons; 'We're Dead Men Here'

by: Tim Findley | publication date: February 22, 1971 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 1

"A free man in free man's clothing, because the authorities feared for my safety as an inmate, I lived in Soledad for a week - not a true prisoner, but as much a captive of the mind-smothering machine as the 3000 people who live and work there. Prison is never as simple as the tin cup tantrums and zoo cage loathing people insist on visualizing. . ."

Findley's first article about his experiencing living in California's Soledad prison for a week. As the excerpt suggests, he did not masquerade as an inmate but lived among the inmates nonetheless.

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