San Mateo County’s women’s jail is not equipped for pregnant inmates to give birth or care for newborns. This video examines difficulties women and law enforcement officials face when babies are born behind bars.
Alice’s Restaurant, nestled in the hills of Woodside, Calif., is always filled with hungry bikers looking to grab a weekend meal. Outside, their motorcycles and classic cars fill the parking lot.
After spending 30 years in prison, Don Moseman, “Walkin’ Don,” found joy in traveling the state – and the country – on foot.
Stanford dance instructor, Richard Powers, gets even the most reluctant dancers on the dance floor. He teaches around the world, but he came late to dancing and started in an unexpected way.
In California, 70 percent of released inmates return to prison – the highest recidivism rate in the nation. But, in San Mateo County, only 11 percent inmates enrolled in the Achieve 180 program return to prison.
Cooking is one of the most popular classes offered by Job Train, a Menlo Park program that teaches former inmates skills that will help them get jobs. However, the program lacks funding in tough economy.
San Mateo County minimum-security inmates are helping the Peninsula Humane Society train difficult dogs so they can be adopted by Bay Area families.
Thanks to the passion of two chefs, the San Mateo County Transitional Facility now teaches inmates cooking skills that prepare them for possible jobs when they re-enter society.
Susan Manheimer is now San Mateo’s first female chief of police, but she never considered police work until she and her daughter were victims of a 1982 robbery.