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  • The historic fog-wreathed prison in the middle of San Francisco Bay now gets most of its power from the ... notorious tourist attractions has gone solar. Alcatraz Island , a forbidding outcrop in the middle of San Francisco Bay that was used as a prison from 1861-1963, now gets most of its electrical power from solar ...
  • By introducing prison inmates to everything from drama to dance through the innovative ... recalled the Los Osos man, who spent 38 years in prison for assault and his role in the death of a fellow inmate before his ... perform the play "In the Kitchen with a Knife" at Alcatraz Island in 2014. | Photo: Peter Merts. For Vincent, the meditative process of ...
  • ... winning actor & director Tim Robbins to discuss the Prison Project and the power of empathy. The show then sits down with ...
  • The recidivism rate at this San Quentin State Prison is remarkably low, and much of that can be credited to a successful ... more than 60% — that is, 60% of the people released from prison return within three years. At San Quentin State Prison , however, ... the system. The largest penal colony in the world, Rikers Island in New York, established its own garden rehab in 1996 called ...
  • ... and roughly 4,000 year-round residents as Catalina Island , is easily the most well-traveled of the group. Avalon, the civic heart of the island , boasts thousands of campers, hotel sleepers, and day trippers every ...
  • Alyse Emdur explores the hand-crafted murals produced by prison inmates, which show whimsical worlds conjured from the inmates' ... typical family portrait: it was taken at Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, New Jersey, where her brother was incarcerated. "It ...
  • The owner of Clean Green Fuel LLC is heading to prison after being convicted for selling more than 35 million renewable fuel ... Cynthia Giles in a press release issued. "Today's sentence shows that there are serious consequences, including jail time, for ...
  • Home to as many as 11 graves, Dead Man's Island near San Pedro met its own demise in 1928, slowly dismantled by ... the San Pedro Bay's most conspicuous features, Dead Man's Island became something of a landmark. Postcard by M. Reider, courtesy of the ... area, build a customhouse, coast guard station, and prison atop the reclaimed land, and rename the site Reservation Point. Eight ...
  • ... as a knife for cutting vegetables and meat. "In prison , I really felt lost at times. I was recovering from my addiction in prison and needed something to bring me back," White told reporter Jennifer ...

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