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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  • For our latest Catch a Kite episode, we’re taking advantage of a new tool: the electronic tablets that recently became available in 400+ jails and prisons across the nation. Using their tablets, incarcerated Ear Hustlers from around the country responded to listener questions, including: What do people in prison hide from their families? And what’s […]
  • In honor of Mother’s Day, some decidedly un-Hallmark-y stories about incarceration and motherhood. Thanks to Mary Behun, Reggie, and Kat for speaking with us for this episode. This episode was scored with music by David Jassy, Antwan Williams, Fernando Arruda, Dwight Krizman, Rhashiyd Zinnamon, and Earlonne Woods. Big thanks to Acting Warden Andes and Lt. Berry at San […]
  • Inside prison, as well as out, some of us cling to stuff and some of us let go. In this episode: two cell-block neighbors engage in a gentle dispute, Tony attempts to Marie Kondo his future from inside prison, and Mesro won’t have his keepsakes disrespected.Thanks to our colleagues and collaborators inside San Quentin — […]
  • Twelve years ago, Nigel asked San Quentin resident Greg Eskridge to write a list of everything he owned in prison. That much, Earlonne remembers. The rest of this episode is a surprise gift, from one Ear Hustle host to another. Thanks to Greg Eskridge for speaking and sharing his lists with us. You can hear more […]
  • A bucolic garden, six kinds of breakfast cereal, and around-the-clock bedside vigil: How one California prison is trying to mitigate the fears and unknowns of dying inside prison. Thanks to Joseph Bick, Michele DiTomas, Terrance Harris, Allan Hickman, Gerard Hite, Jerry Judson, Keith Knauf, Alan Krenitsky, Kenneth Langill, Jeff Maria, Earl Miller, Michael Powell, and […]
  • We’ve never based a whole episode on a poem before, but this one, by Sky, took us by surprise. It’s both a record of longing for all the things she can’t do in prison — sleep in a teepee, have a cookie jar, touch a rabbit — and a way of doing those things in […]
  • Season 13 is coming soon; in the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in Ear Hustle Plus, our new subscription feed. In this excerpt, Nigel and Earlonne listen back to their very first episode, “Cellies,” and chat with executive producer Bruce Wallace about what life was like behind the scenes when Ear Hustle […]
  • In honor of our 100th episode (!), Ear Hustle revisits our very first one – “Cellies” – this time with a twist: Residents of the California Institution for Women tell us stories about “bunkies,” the good, the bad, and the…complicated. Big thanks to Acting Warden Oak Smith and Lt. Guim'Mara Berry at San Quentin State […]

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.