- Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 115
- Miles run today: 8
- Miles run this week: 8
- Miles run during the calendar month: 8
- Marathon distances completed: 12
- Weight: 168
Journal of activities:
Carole joined me to teach the students in my class at San Francisco State University. I considered her perspective crucial because of the way that incarceration influences the family. To preface the lecture, I quoted from the wording in legislation known as The Second Chance Act which stated that nurturing close family ties represented the best way to prepare prisoners for law-abiding, contributing lives upon release. Indeed, our nation confines more than 2.3 million people. Each year more than 10 million people process in and out of county jails. Those massive numbers have an enormous influence on society, because each of those people have family members who remain in society. Mass incarceration contributes to intergenerational cycles of failure, and I wanted the students in my class to understand how imprisonment influences the family. Carole spoke eloquently and responded to questions the students asked during our 2.5 hour presentation.
Prior to the class, I participated in two interviews with students from the broadcasting school at SFSU. I appreciated the opportunity to meet Kayleigh Hendrix and Karen Ordaz. I will publish links to those interviews as soon as I receive them.
For the first time since last Saturday, I broke away from my work to run. I could only run 8 miles because of work responsibilities, but I did run through the beautiful Presidio park and along a road beside the ocean.