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Movie Star Danny Trejo shares experiences about incarceration with students

Movie Star Danny Trejo shares experiences about incarceration with students

April 24, 2018

If you saw the toughest guy in the prison yard, you probably wouldn’t believe he was convicted for selling a bag of pure sugar to an undercover federal agent. However, this is exactly how Danny Trejo...

From state prison to state university

From state prison to state university

February 4, 2018

Spending any amount of time locked up in prison or jail can lead to trauma and isolation that can be disorientating. Many incarcerated individuals have found it difficult to integrate back into society...

Project Rebound introduced in ASI Senate

James Chow, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Filed under ASI, News

A mug shot of a dirty, shaggy-haired confused man holding a prisoner number was featured on the the projector. Meanwhile, a clean-shaven man in a polo shirt and shorts spoke and pointed at the screen. “That’s me roughly 24 years ago,” he said. Before Dale Lendrum was Secretary of System Wide Affairs, he was the man in the mugshot who spent 10 years plagued by incarceration and addiction. When Lendrum was released, he ...

Second chances are coming to CSULB

Estela Garcia, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Filed under ASI, Campus, News

Samuel Irvin spent five years of his life sitting in a jail cell for selling drugs. Now, he sits behind a desk in a classroom as a psychology major in his second year at San Francisco State University. After serving his sentence, a now 32-year-old Irvin was resigned to falling into the prison system. But, the birth of his son four years ago made him realize that he didn't want his son growing up without a dad. Look...