Longer Stories from the Cell

Kevin, 57

Kevin, 57

Here on Death Row we have our own visiting room called ‘East Gate Visiting Room.’ We also have cages inside San Quentin’s mainline visiting room where we can visit on the days that our East Gate Visiting room is closed. This picture of me inside a...

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Larry, 65

Larry, 65

Turmoil to Tranquility I spent many years at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City before coming to Lancaster. We were frequently on lockdown due to recurring violence. Races were separated and contact was limited. I had to navigate through...

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Adriel, 43

Adriel, 43

My name is Adriel. I am one of the transwomen here in San Quentin. I am 43 years old, and a Taurus. I am Spanish, French, and Yaqui Indian. I knew by the age of 5 that I was born in the wrong body. But I couldn’t tell that to my parents, because...

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Mark, 36

Mark, 36

I am native on both sides. I’m the product of a Mexican mother and an African American father, so I’m all kinds of ‘gorgeous.’ My mother ran away from home at the age of fourteen due to her stepfather molesting her youngest sister. Her father, my...

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