from Oakland Voices

Going to Prison, Part II: Getting In, the Visiting Room, and Lockdown

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

By Debora Gordon - After my visit with Lt. Smith, I had some time to kill that Friday evening in Delano, California. While there may be more than meets the tourist eye, what the casual passer-through will see is mile after mile of strip malls and giant shopping complexes. The prison appears to the main industry there, except for retail and fast food.