------ Original Message ----- 
To: PRUP ; Prison News Stories ; Prison News Network ; Families of Prisoners ; CMF Group ; Christina McGarey / POD ; CDC-N-ME ; CAVC Group ; IFC Group ;
VIP_Cali ; California Prison Focus 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 5:02 PM
Subject: [PRUP] "California Connected"

For those who don't already know, PBS has a great show called California Connected (, which began in 2002, & which has lately been focusing on our state prison system.  It airs throughout the state at 10pm Thursday, with re-runs the following weekend (Go to for re-run times, as well as radio air times.)
On the home page, you can read the transcript of a recent show on prisons.  By submitting your name & email address, you can receive their e-newsletter.  And by clicking on "about this show" at the top, you can read about how to submit a story idea (scroll down to #5).  I'm thinking that if a number of us write to them about doing shows on various issues within our prisons (e.g., general abuse, medical neglect & abuse, removal of visiting days & lunches, reinstating Family Visits for Lifers, parole issues, 3 Strikes, etc.), from OUR point of view for a change, maybe they'll do some shows about it.  Can't hurt to try!
Californians United For Justice (