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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  • Ear Hustle will be back with new episodes starting September 9. In the meantime, we talk with people experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin and other California prisons, firsthand. Plus, we’re not the only podcast sharing stories and highlighting voices from prison and post-incarceration. Here are a few other shows to check out over […]
  • Getting out of prison means freedom, but this liberation often comes with caveats. In our final episode of the season, three formerly incarcerated people describe the unwelcome surprises that were waiting for them on the other side of the gates. Plus, Ear Hustlers respond to the murder of George Floyd and recent protests. Thanks to […]
  • Hollywood loves stories about fugitives on the run, but in reality that lifestyle is anything but glamorous, especially for those who get pulled in along the way. One woman reflects back on six years spent on the lam in Mexico, after her husband was charged with murder and their family fled south. We’re nearing the […]
  • Every season we answer questions from listeners in our Catch a Kite episode. This time around, formerly incarcerated people lend their experiences and lessons learned to a group of kids currently incarcerated at a juvenile facility in Madison, Wisconsin. We’re in the middle of our first-ever spring fundraiser. If you can spare a little to […]
  • Four women share their stories of loving incarcerated men, and the challenges they face in maintaining their relationships, staying hopeful about an eventual reunion, and carrying on with their lives on the outside. We just launched a month-long fundraiser. If you can spare a little to support the show, go to earhustlesq.com/donate. Thank you! And […]
  • One crime is treated differently than all others, both inside and outside prison. People who commit sex crimes against children are often ostracized, abused by fellow inmates, and deemed beyond rehabilitation. On this episode, we talk to victims and perpetrators about the causes for, and impacts of, these crimes. A note: This episode includes disturbing […]
  • The relationships between incarcerated people and the correctional officers who guard their prisons are often as bad as you might expect. But sometimes, they’re a lot more complicated. Find a full list of episode credits at earhustlesq.com, where you can also sign up for our newsletter or send a question (by postcard) that might get […]
  • As the Coronavirus pandemic locks down parts of America and the world, we revisit an episode from 2018 about how the San Quentin community manages a prison lockdown. During a San Quentin lockdown, the prison grinds to a halt, and men are confined to their cells 24 hours a day. What causes a lockdown, and how […]

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.