In My Experience: Incarceration

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 (Krissy Clark/KQED)

As part of our "In My Experience" series spotlighting the personal stories of our listeners, we talk with a panel of former prisoners about their crimes, their experience inside prison and their struggles to make it on the outside.

The "In My Experience" series is produced with help from the Public Insight Network.


Linda Field, former prisoner who served 19 years for killing her abusive husband

James Smith, former prisoner who served four years and eight months for assault with a deadly weapon (his hands)

Carl Irons, former prisoner who served 24 years for second-degree murder

Beverly Henry, off-and-on prisoner from 1970-2009 for sales of heroin, prostitution and armed robbery