James Anderson

James Anderson is from Illinois but now resides in Riverside, California. He has taught college courses as an adjunct professor and now works as a freelance writer/journalist. He’s a member of the IWW Freelance Journalists Union. You can read and subscribe to his newsletter at

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The Historical Context that Shaped Higher Education in California and Inside Golden State Prisons

This piece is part of a three-part investigation into higher education inside men’s prisons in California. This first installment explores the interconnected history of higher education and incarceration in California, in addition to documenting movements and reforms that opened doors to greater access to post-secondary programs inside prisons while leaving a problem-filled system intact.

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