Interview with Jorge Antonio Renaud

Video 1 of Interview with Jorge Antonio Renaud

Video 2 of Interview with Jorge Antonio Renaud

Video 3 of Interview with Jorge Antonio Renaud

Mr. Renaud is an activist, poet, and the author of Behind the Walls: A Guide for Families and Friends of Texas Prison Inmates," based on his time spent in prison. In part one of his interview he discusses the life experiences that led him to prison, his time in prison, and the unique culture that develops within prisons. He also explains how he gained experience writing in prison and getting an education while incarcerated. In part 2, he continues his story, highlighting particularly the effects of Ruiz v. Estelle, a landmark Supreme Court case on prison conditions, in 1980. In part 3, he reads some of his poetry and discusses his writing career.

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