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Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison,
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The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist
and Earlonne Woods, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison,
 and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams


 

Episode 17: The Row

 

San Quentin houses California’s only death row for male inmates. And though it’s technically not far from the media lab, access to this area of the prison is highly restricted. Still, Earlonne and Nigel figured out a way to reach out to the guys there, and interviewed three men about daily life on death row.

Thanks to: Kevin Sawyer for recounting his memory of the execution that took place at San Quentin in 1999, Father George Williams and Rabbi Paul Shleffar for sitting down with us in the media lab, and Steve Champion, Joseph Manuel Montes and Daniel Wozniak for speaking to us from death row. 

The Row was scored and sound designed with music by Antwan Williams and contributions from David Jassy. Here's a transcript, and you can download the episode here. Now and always: thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for their support of Ear Hustle.

 Illustration by Antwan Williams (Nigel and Earlonne conducting phone interviews for this episode)  

Illustration by Antwan Williams
(Nigel and Earlonne conducting phone interviews for this episode)
 

 
Nigel Poor