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Rahsaan Thomas is incarcerated in California. A staff writer for the San Quentin News and co-author of Uncaged Stories, he has been published in the Missouri Review’s Literature on Lockdown, Life of the Law and The Beat Within. At age 45, he became a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and is co-founder of Prison Renaissance (
Rahsaan Thomas, an imprisoned journalist, has long fought to change the way outside media describe people in prison. One of his toughest crowds? His fellow reporters.
Rethinking the words journalists use to talk about people who are currently or previously incarcerated.
Life Inside September 26, 2019
“I’m hungry to make meaning out of destruction.”
Life Inside May 19, 2015
Most of us get out old and broke. Not me.