KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption
Hosted by Blanche Richardson (proprietor of Marcus Books)
Can a murderer be redeemed? What happens to murderers who've served decades in prison? Award-winning journalist Nancy Mullane began asking these questions while visiting San Quentin State Prison on an assignment to report on the exploding costs of incarceration. The people she met in prison astonished her with their remorse, introspection, determination and hopes for freedom and forgiveness. The five men profiled in this book all committed tragic crimes that tore families and communities apart. But given a life sentence and the possibility of parole, society offered each man a kind of promise, that if he paid his debt to society and demonstrated rehabilitation, he might have a chance to return to a life outside the prison walls. Each man embraced that hope and spent decades in San Quentin working towards the possibility of a second chance.
State prison statistics, provided exclusively to Mullane, show that convicted murderers released from prison on parole never commit murder again, and less than 1% commit another crime.
Nancy Mullane develops, reports, and produces feature stories for Public Radio International's This America Life, NPR, and NPR affiliate KALW. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Association of Independents in Radio, and the International Women's Media Foundation. In 2011, she was the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award.
$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway's, Moe's Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door) $9 HC members
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