Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Publisher

American Anthropological Association / John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Abstract

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. Although it was designed to hold 3,317 inmates, today 5,222 men are incarcerated there, some of whom may have been great anthropologists had their lives turned out differently.