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Recording Inside The R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility

A behind-the-scenes look at the These Days broadcast recorded inside the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, including portraits of the interview subjects and the These Days team at work.

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.

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.

Published on January 29, 2010

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.

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.

Published on January 29, 2010

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.

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.

Published on January 29, 2010

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.

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.

Published on January 29, 2010

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

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

Published on January 29, 2010

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

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

Published on January 29, 2010

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.

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.

Published on January 29, 2010

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

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

Published on January 29, 2010

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.

Inmate Terry Campbell is serving a life sentence for first degree murder at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Campbell <a href="http://www.kpbs.org/news/2009/dec/18/life-prison-terry-campbell-44-years-counting/">has been in prison for 44 years</a> and he's 65 years old.

Published on January 29, 2010

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.

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.

Published on January 29, 2010

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

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

Published on January 29, 2010

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