Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle er en podcast fra San Quentin Fængsel, lavet af indsatte. Man kan høre historier om dagligdagen på fængslet.

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  • Leslie has served more time in prison than anyone we’ve ever interviewed on the show: over half a century, for a crime committed when she was 19. Four times, the parole board has deemed her fit for release. Each time, California’s governor denied it. What does it mean to live a meaningful life when nearly […]
  • A year after George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, the Ear Hustle team and friends talk about their first interactions with cops, the role of empathy, and whether those relationships can ever change. As always, big thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support of the […]
  • Toothpaste, ramen noodles, sneakers, coffee creamer. If you want to shop from prison, it’s either the commissary or a prison-approved package catalog. These packages offer a connection to the outside world, but sometimes they make the distance seem even greater. As always, big thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their […]
  • Can you have an Xbox in your prison cell? Is it OK to say “inmate”? How have stimulus checks affected the prison economy? Ear Hustle listeners have questions about life behind bars. Our team went to find answers. Catch a Kite is back! You can find more information about Nigel’s forthcoming book, “The San Quentin […]
  • A small Israeli bakery in downtown San Francisco has offered first jobs to dozens of lifers just out of prison. Four employees share their stories of adjusting to life on the outside while working at Frena Bakery. As always, thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support of the show. […]
  • Marcel and Angie each spent years in prisons determined by the gender on their birth certificate, not the one they identify with. Being trans in prison comes with complications — from where you live to personal safety — and a whole lot of prison politics. As always, big thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting […]
  • Visiting a loved one in prison is both emotionally intense and constrained by countless rules – from how much PDA is too much PDA, to what kind of candy you can eat inside. One year after California prison authorities suspended in-person visits due to COVID-19, we bring you stories from and about visiting rooms, and […]
  • A lot has happened since we got behind the mics to record Ear Hustle’s first season. As we begin our seventh, we catch up with three people whom listeners first heard from inside San Quentin, and hear about the twists and turns their lives have taken since. Rauch first appeared in the episode Looking Out. […]

Om San Quentin (fra Wikipedia)

San Quentin State Prison er et amerikansk fængsel og optager 1,7 km² af Point Quentin i Marin County, nord for San Francisco i CalifornienUSA. Fængslet blev åbnet i juli 1852 og er dermed Californiens ældste fængsel. Det blev bygget af fangerne, som boede på fængselsskibet Waban i den tid, fængslet blev bygget.[1] I San Quentin var der både mandlige og kvindelige indsatte frem til 1933, hvor kvindefængselet Tehachapi State Prison blev bygget.

Statens dødsdømte indsatte sidder på dødsgangen i San Quentin, ligesom fængslet huser statens eneste gaskammer. I de senere år bliver gaskammeret dog anvendt til at udføre henrettelser ved dødelig injektion.

Fængslet har sit eget postnummer, 94964, mens det omkringliggende område har 94974. Området er omgivet mod syd og øst af San Francisco Bay. Nord for fængslet løber motorvejen Interstate 580, som til øst krydser San Francisco Bay på Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

1941, blev det første Anonyme Alkoholiker møde i et fængsel holdt i San Quentin, og 28 år senere, 24. februar 1969, spillede Johnny Cash for fangerne i San Quentin. Koncerten blev udgivet som et album og blev vist på tv (filmet af Granada Television).

2003 indspillede Metallica musikvideoen til St. Anger i San Quentin, hvor de spillede foran de begejstrede fanger.