Inside San Quentin State Prison, a place where minds can be free

My June 28, 2022 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

Dennis Jefferson is a great reader. His taste is wide-ranging and eclectic. Among the recent books he’s enjoyed are Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy,” Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun,” and “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” by Walter Mosley. ¶ Jefferson is also an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, where he was sent after being convicted of killing his wife.

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