Pelican Bay UNLOCKED is a production of the Audio Journalism classes offered at Pelican Bay State Prison, in conjunction with the Arts in Corrections Program administered by the William James Association. This project is supported by Arts in Corrections, a program of the California Arts Council with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

We don’t have a media lab. We have a laptop, two Shure microphones, a USB mixer, and 15 inmate-students with a lot to say. With each UNLOCKED, we strive to bring the listener an unfiltered view into the realities of life inside The Bay, along the way, showing the shared humanity, in all its colors, of the men in blue.

Where truth meets reality, we are Pelican Bay UNLOCKED.

Paul Critz is the Instructor for the Audio Journalism classes in PBSP. He also teaches New Media to local youth and runs a local non-profit LPFM radio station.

Thanks to Warden James Robertson, Lt. Del Higgerson – Public Information Officer, Robert Losacco – Community Resource Manager, and all the staff at Pelican Bay State Prison for their support in bringing this project to life…