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Ai Weiwei at Large on Alcatraz
“Any artist who isn’t an activist is a dead artist.” — Ai WeiweiOver the years, Alcatraz has served as home to many things: a fortress (during the Civil War era), a military prison, and, between 1934...
Science on Screen: Real Forensics, What Bodies Tell Us
DAVID &MEWinner Best Feature Documentary, Inspiration Film Festscreening at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael on March 16, 7 pmPresented by forensic pathologist Dr. Judy MelinekForensic pathologistDr. Judy Melinekwill...
Garbage man gets 30 days in prison for coming to work early
When residents in an affluent neighborhood in Georgia noticed that a garbage man was collecting their garbage too early in the morning, they wanted to file charges against the sanitation worker.Kevin McGill, a Georgia sanitation worker started his...
Stamphill escaped from OK prison 80 years ago
Career criminal Dale Stamphill and 21 other inmates escaped from the State Reformatory in Granite, Oklahoma after killing a guard on this day in 1935. He was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and robbery.While on the run, Stamphill...
Gardner enters San Quentin on this day
Future Alcatraz inmate Roy Gardner entered San Quentin on this day in 1911 to serve a 5-year sentence following his conviction for robbing Glindemann’s Jewelry Store in San Francisco. He was reportedly a model inmate during his...
Last Alcatraz warden was born a century ago
The fourth and final warden of Alcatraz during its time as an active prison Olin Blackwell was born on this day in 1915. "Blackie" as he was known, served as a captain and associate warden at Lewisburg before...
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