Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a member of the Radiotopia podcast network and a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. It was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams.
The need to nurture and show love for another living being (or, in San Quentin parlance, “looking out”) is an essential human impulse. Away from your family and friends in prison this can be difficult, if not impossible.
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Being married in prison is common. Opportunities to get intimate with your spouse are not, and — like everything else inside — they're governed by both official and unofficial rules.
Curtis Roberts was sentenced to 50 years to life, under the three strikes law, for committing three non-violent robberies. Over the years he has struggled to maintain a sense of hope in a situation many would consider untenable.