|SHU solitary exercise yard. Credit: Nancy Mullane for KALW.|
About a week ago, KALW ran a fascinating story about media access to California prisons. Nancy Mullane has been struggling to obtain permission to see California institutions from the inside.
This is particularly poignant, because a few days ago Governor Brown killed AB 1270, which would provide the media the ability to conduct interviews with specific inmates.
I recommend listening to the whole thing – Mullane’s observations about Pelican Bay, its staff, and the inmates, are insightful and fascinating.