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Photos for January 29, 2010

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Filmmaker Byron Hurt

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A lavish new adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels stars Romola Garai (left) as the “handsome, clever and rich” heroine and Jonny Lee Miller as her suitor, Mr. Knightley.

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Inside a Level 4 inmate's cell at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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A sweat lodge in the yard at R.J. Donovan Recreational Facility. There are between 150-200 Native Americans incarcerated at Donovan.

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Lockers are given to the various faiths to store materials. Odinism is a pagan religious tradition based in Old Norse gods and mythology. Odin worship is often associated with the white supremacist movement.

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A chapel at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility that serves Level 3 and 4 inmates. It is an inter-faith, all denominational chapel for the approximately 16 different religious faiths at the prison. There are a total of five chapels at Donovan.

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The hopeless romantics of "When in Rome"

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"When in Rome"

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Inmates in the Administrative Segregation Unit requiring maximum security receive group therapy in holding cells. The Administrative Segregation Unit houses some of the most violent and mentally ill inmates at Donovan.

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An officer displays a newly re-issued stab and ballistic vest. These vests are worn by all of the officers at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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Zora Neale Hurston

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Officer Schierbaum has been working at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility for five years. She works in the Level 4, or maximum security units. Schierbaum says being a woman does not put her at a disadvantage. She says "there's nothing that happens here that I can't overcome."

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An inmate with elaborate tattoos walks the perimeter of the Level 4 (maximum security) yard at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Tattoos are a way to display gang affiliation in prison. Tattooing is illegal, but inmates manage to make tattoo guns and do it without detection.

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A yard for Level 4 prisoners (maximum security). They are allowed 15 hours of yard time a week.

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Inmate Kevin Robinson is serving a life sentence for torture. He works in the shoe factory inserting soles into the shoes. The factory makes high top and low top versions of the shoes.

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An inmates threads part of a shoe under construction. Like the bakery jobs, shoe factory jobs are coveted because they pay between $90 and $100 a month. Donovan used to have an eye glass factory that employed 115 inmates and made eyeglasses for MediCal patients. It closed in October, 2009 but discussions are ongoing regarding its reopening.

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The shoe factory at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility employs approximately 75 inmates. The factory makes roughly 2,000 shoes a day for all the inmates throughout the California state prison system.

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Daniel Ayala is serving a three year sentence. He monitors a machine that slices up loaves of bread for use in the inmate lunches.

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An inmate working in the bakery makes between $90 and $100 a month. It is a desirable job within Donovan, compared to the custodial and clerk jobs which pay between $24 and $48 a month.

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The bakery at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility employs approximately 85 inmates. The bakery makes roughly 18,000 loaves a day, serving Donovan and five other prisons.

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A Level 4 inmate waits in a temporary holding tank. These tanks are used when an inmate is in the process of being moved to the Administrative Segregation Unit and is deemed a threat to the safety and security of the institution.

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Randy K. Jones, 2010 Black History Month Honoree

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Officer B. Graham has been working at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility since 1997. He works the morning shift in a Level 4 maximum security housing unit. Graham says one of the inmates in his unit is on suicide watch, so part of his job is checking on him hourly. He says the most stressful part of his job is dealing with prisoners who are violent and breaking up fights in the safest way.

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A gym converted in 1989 into a housing unit for 152 Level 3 inmates (medium to high security). There are three officers monitoring this housing. Many of the bunks are three levels high.

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Stephen Colbert (right), Henry Louis Gates Jr. (left)

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The entrance to the prison at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, which houses roughly 4,800 inmates. The entrance is heavily gated and monitored by a watchtower.

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Ahmid Sahid, Black History Month 2010 Honoree

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Irma Cota, 2010 Women's History Month Honoree

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Smokey Robinson

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Smokey Robinson

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Irma Cota, Women's History Month Honoree

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Job seekers have their resumes reviewed during a 'Boot Camp' for job seekers at the San Mateo County Expo Center January 28, 2010 in San Mateo, California.

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"When in Rome"

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The entrance to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County. The 700-acre state prison sits on a mesa close to the border between Mexico and San Diego.

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Inmate Terry Campbell is serving a life sentence for first degree murder at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Campbell has been in prison for 44 years and he's 65 years old.

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Inmate Robert Walker was convicted of selling crack cocaine. He is a Level 1 prisoner serving the last year of his sentence at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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The These Days team records an interview with Donovan psychologists Rick Bjorklund and Chris Beletsis inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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Host Maureen Cavanaugh, producer Pat Finn, and director Kurt Kohnen recording an interview with Level 4 inmate Terry Campbell, convicted of first degree murder. The interview was recorded inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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These Days host Maureen Cavanaugh waits for her next guest to arrive for interviews inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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These Days host Maureen Cavanaugh and producer Pat Finn talk with inmate Robert Walker inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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These Days host Maureen Cavanaugh interviews Donovan Public Information Officer Lt. Michael Stout along with Community Partnership Manager Patti Colston. These Days senior producer Natalie Walsh sits by Cavanaugh while These Days director Kurt Kohnen records the show.

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These Days director Kurt Kohnen records interviews inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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These Days host Maureen Cavanaugh reading her script while recording interviews inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, the only state-run prison in San Diego county. KPBS' These Days is the first radio show to be recorded inside a California state prison.

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Ed Franklin is a correctional counselor at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. He is in charge of the Reception Center, where all prisoners enter Donovan. Franklin evaluates the prisoners to decide which prison they should be sent to and at which level they should be housed.

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Dr. Rick Bjorklund is in charge of all psychological services at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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Michael Hagemann is a correctional counselor at the R.J. Donvovan Correctional Facility. He is in charge of the CROP program, where convicts reach out to at-risk teenage boys to try to keep them out of prison.

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DO NOT USE THIS PHOTO - PULLED FROM SITE 4/15/10 PER DONOVAN REQUEST FOR OFFICER PRIVACY/SAFETY. APPROVED BY SUZANNE MARMION. Lieutenant Ken Spence is an Administrative Segregation Officer at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. He works with those prisoners who are too dangerous or psychotic to be in the general population.

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