JUAN MORENO HAINES is a journalist incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison and senior editor at the award-winning San Quentin News. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists, he was awarded its Silver Heart Award for being “a voice for the voiceless.” His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Appeal, Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, Above the Law, UCLA Law Review, Life of the Law, The Oakland Post, LA Progressive, and CalMatters, among others. In 2020, he received the PEN Prison Writing Contest’s Fielding A. Dawson Prize in Fiction.
KEVIN DEROI SAWYER is an incarcerated journalist who serves as associate editor of the San Quentin News. He won a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism and was on the team that won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. His work has appeared in The Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Life of the Law, Iron City Magazine, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, PEN anthologies, and many other venues.