Sunday, December 05, 2010

Press Freedom and Personal Restraint

As some readers of this blog know, one of the proudest moments in my life came when former California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown (aka Governor-elect Jerry’s much-missed dad) asked me to co-author a book with him about the death penalty, Public Justice, Private Mercy: A Governor’s Education on Death Row (1989).

I was just sent a piece from The Huffington Post about what looks to be an important new film touching on that same subject.

Put together by a young director named Jacob Simas, the documentary is called Inside Story and has much to do with The San Quentin News--“the first newspaper in 20 years to be written by and for inmates and published inside a California prison.” Take a look at this video sample and let me know what you think in the Comments section below, or by writing to me at

1 comment:

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