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The Prison Notebook: Lessons Learned Teaching Anthropology at San Quentin State Prison

  • Author(s): Cohen, David R
  • Panich, Lee
  • et al.

This article addresses our strategies for teaching anthropological archaeology at San Quentin State Prison in California. For over 150 years, San Quentin State Prison has stood along the San Francisco Bay. Designed to hold 3,317 inmates, today 5,222 men are incarcerated at San Quentin some of whom may have been great anthropologists had their lives turned out differently.

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