Episode 32: Snack Money

Illustration by Antwan Williams

Illustration by Antwan Williams

Running a prison takes a lot of work, and not just by the staff running the place. At San Quentin inmates work regular jobs, earn pennies on the hour and often supplement their income with a side hustle.

Thanks to everyone who shared their stories with us for this episode: David Jarrell, Jaime Acosta, Leslie Nelson, Billy “Cowboy” Terry, John Levin, Sandy “Rashid” Lockheart, Chief Jeff Huff, Amika Mota and CDCR Secretary Ralph Diaz.

This episode was scored with music by Antwan Williams, David Jassy, Rhashiyd Zinnamon, E. Phil Phillips and Aaron "Showtime" Taylor.

Thanks also to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for their support of the show, and Article, Lantigua Williams & Co. and Native for sponsoring this episode.

Find the transcript for “Snack Money” here, and download the episode here.

Season 4Erin Wade