30 Aug 2022
Why Is Alcatraz A Tourist Attraction?
Alcatraz is a world famous tourist attraction, and I’ve never understood why. Yes, it’s pretty, and yes, it’s history is interesting, but why are we morbidly fascinated by a place where the criminally inclined were essentially locked away and tortured? It’s heinous. I also find it ironic that a city
12 Jun 2015
How SF County Jail Compares to ‘Orange is the New Black’
‘Orange is the New Black’ has its season premiere this week, so people will care about women’s incarceration issues for, oh, the next 48 hours or so. How does the TV show depiction of female incarceration compare to the real-life experience of women inmates here in San Francisco at the