The provocative Prison Race interviews examine recidivism, rehabilitation, and reintegration.
"Will Fields aka "Trey Devil," former member/leader in one of the most notorious gangs in Los Angeles, spent six years in prison for three counts of attempted murder. Will is the author of The House of Failure and is a succesful lineman today. See Fields today.
Maurice "Knowledge," Kelly spent almost 9 years in prison. He was a respected writer and voice of reason in prison. He is now an author.
Darius Spencerspent 21 years in prison. At a very young age he became enamored with the Blood gang. He is now a successful meat salesman.
Michael O'Bryant spent 27 years in prison. He received two degrees while incarcerated and helped hundreds of other inmates along the way.
Helen Quintana-Hinojos went to prison for a white collar crime. She discusses how she got entangled in the criminal justice system and prison life for a woman.
David Sexton spent various periods of time incarcerated for drug violations. He graduated with honors at Cal Poly Pomona. David passed a couple of years after this interview--RIP.
Jermaine Subia was the Valedictorian of his class while receiving his Associate's degree at the California State prison in Norco. He discusses his past, present, and future.
Clarence "Rudy" Brownspent 16 years in federal prison for a drug conspiracy charge. Upon his release he coordinated a program at Cal State San Bernardino that helped parolees find jobs. He is currently an employment and training specialist for LA Works.
Luis Garcia, Former inmate Luis Garcia speaks about getting his
undergraduate and Master's degrees. He is now working
on his doctorate.
Ricshawn Moore,a Reintegration Academy participant, discusses surviving the violent streets of Compton, CA and how he is determined to change his life.
John Sewellhas worked in the LAPD for over six years. He discusses his policing philosophy, the challenge of policing gangs, and law enforcement.
John Leeretired as an Associate Warden in the Chino Women's Prison. He worked in the California Department of Corrections as a correctional officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and associate warden for over three decades.
Michael "Quake" Fisherspent twelve years in prison for manslaughter (gang violence). He wrote Chapter 3 of the book Prison Race.
Willie Fant, former gang member, shares his views on his recent release from prison, prison life and what led up to his incarceration. Willie now has aspirations to prevent youth from following in his footsteps.
Prison Race Perspectives
Judah 1 is one of the most gifted spoken word artists in Los Angeles.
Discussing prison, race, class, power, and spirituality, he came to our studio to give us a taste of his brilliance.
Sean Roosa Michael, Street musician Sean Roosa discusses his bouts with drug abuse and the criminal justice system as he plays his guitar and sings between interview questions.