Friday, February 02, 2007

Hanging Strong

KTVU Channel 2 evening news featured a reporting on San Quentin Prison's inmate programs. As I watched the clip, I recognized a few of the life prisoners. One of them was an older Latino who was my barber on and off for eight years. He's still staying in shape jogging and punching the boxing bag. Another guy had worked with me in the youth program and Alternatives to Violence program for years. He has aged visibly since I saw him. He's still participating in programs. Other familiar faces I saw were in good good spirit.

Those guys are still hanging strong. For lifers, either they live in hope of die in hopelessness.