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San Francisco Chronicle
1895 murders - was Mission District church cursed?to be credible. The jury took only five minutes to find him guilty. After leng
1895 murders - was Mission District church cursed?
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 10 hours ago
to be credible. The jury took only five minutes to find him guilty. After lengthy appeals, Durrant was hanged in 1898 at San Quentin State Prison. No local mortuary would take the body, so it was shipped to Los Angeles for cremation. As for... Read more
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The Columbian
Bell probes cultural divides in ‘United Shades’sample of his fellow habitants in these United States. Future episodes of the
Bell probes cultural divides in ‘United Shades’
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
sample of his fellow habitants in these United States. Future episodes of the eight-episode season will feature inmates at San Quentin State Prison; happily disconnected folks who in a Snapchat Age opt for living “off the grid”; retirees and... Read more
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The Mercury News
Berkeley comedian W. Kamau Bell stars in first stand-up special for Showtimeme," he says. On Sunday, the highly compelling second episode of "United Shade
Berkeley comedian W. Kamau Bell stars in first stand-up special for Showtime
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
me," he says. On Sunday, the highly compelling second episode of "United Shades of America" (10 p.m., CNN) sends Bell to San Quentin State Prison, where he has some eye-opening conversations with several inmates. "My only view of prison is what... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. senators release final sentencing reform billof an inmate after he was escorted back into his cell in the East Block during
U.S. senators release final sentencing reform bill
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
of an inmate after he was escorted back into his cell in the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California December 29, 2015. WASHINGTON A revised criminal justice reform bill... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Helping San Quentin inmates navigate life after prisonCollette Carroll greets inmates at San Quentin State Prison after a program tha
Helping San Quentin inmates navigate life after prison
The Record Searchlight / Posted 6 days ago
Collette Carroll greets inmates at San Quentin State Prison after a program that prepares and supports men through the transition from prison to freedom, called California Reentry Institute, on April 2, 2016 in San Quentin, Calif. (Dan... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Comedian explores cultural divides on new CNN seriessample of his fellow habitants in these United States. Future episodes of the
Comedian explores cultural divides on new CNN series
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 6 days ago
sample of his fellow habitants in these United States. Future episodes of the eight-episode season will feature inmates at San Quentin State Prison; happily disconnected folks who in a Snapchat Age opt for living “off the grid”; retirees and... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Flashback Friday: A look back at 1996to kidnapping and murdering Klaas. He was sentenced to death on August 5, 1996.
Flashback Friday: A look back at 1996
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 8 days ago
to kidnapping and murdering Klaas. He was sentenced to death on August 5, 1996. As of 2016, he's currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison. Menendez Brothers A jury in Los Angeles spared the lives of Erik and Lyle Menendez. The jury... Read more
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Salon.com
‘Shades’ of meaning as M. Kamau Bell probes cultural dividessample of his fellow habitants in these United States. Future episodes of the
‘Shades’ of meaning as M. Kamau Bell probes cultural divides
Salon.com / Posted 9 days ago
sample of his fellow habitants in these United States. Future episodes of the eight-episode season will feature inmates at San Quentin State Prison; happily disconnected folks who in a Snapchat Age opt for living “off the grid”; retirees and... Read more
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New York Post
W. Kamau Bell on how Chris Rock helped him confront the KKKFla., to visit retirement homes and spring breakers; Portland, Ore., to debate
W. Kamau Bell on how Chris Rock helped him confront the KKK
New York Post / Posted 9 days ago
Fla., to visit retirement homes and spring breakers; Portland, Ore., to debate hipsters’ effect on gentrification; and San Quentin State Prison to examine its rehabilitation programs. For the KKK episode, while his goal wasn’t to scare the... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper's clemency petition stirs emotions 30 years after family's slayingtrial in San Diego, accepted the jury's recommendation for death. On May 15, 19
California Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper's clemency petition stirs emotions 30 years after family's slaying
The Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
trial in San Diego, accepted the jury's recommendation for death. On May 15, 1985, Garner sentenced Cooper to die in the San Quentin State Prison gas chamber. AdvertisementNo one denies the murders - carried out with a hatchet, knives and either... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Gov. Jerry Brown to consider clemency for death row inmate Kevin Coopertrial in San Diego, accepted the jury’s recommendation for death. On May 15, 19
Gov. Jerry Brown to consider clemency for death row inmate Kevin Cooper
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 13 days ago
trial in San Diego, accepted the jury’s recommendation for death. On May 15, 1985, Garner sentenced Cooper to die in the San Quentin State Prison gas chamber. No one denies the murders — carried out with a hatchet, knives and either an ice pick... Read more
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The Mercury News
Helping San Quentin inmates navigate life after prisonSAN QUENTIN -- In January, when John Johnson's feet touched the ground outside
Helping San Quentin inmates navigate life after prison
The Mercury News / Posted 15 days ago
SAN QUENTIN -- In January, when John Johnson's feet touched the ground outside San Quentin State Prison, it seemed surreal to him that he could finally be, at long last, a free man. After serving more than 30 years in prison for stabbing a man to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Scott Peterson Trial Fast FactsScott's motive for the two murders was to escape married life and upcoming fath
Scott Peterson Trial Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 16 days ago
Scott's motive for the two murders was to escape married life and upcoming fatherhood. Scott Peterson is on death row at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco. Timeline: December 24, 2002 - Laci Peterson is initially reported missing from... Read more
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J Weekly
‘Wheat money’ ensures seders for prisoners, elderlyemails the prison chaplains send me, the donation from Sinai helps significantl
‘Wheat money’ ensures seders for prisoners, elderly
J Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
emails the prison chaplains send me, the donation from Sinai helps significantly.” Rabbi Paul Shleffar, Jewish chaplain at San Quentin State Prison, pools the Sinai funds with donations from inmates’ families, community members and other programs... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Education behind barsdebating issues and scribbling out homework. It could be any other college clas
Education behind bars
The Daily Californian / Posted 16 days ago
debating issues and scribbling out homework. It could be any other college classroom — except the students are inmates at San Quentin State Prison and their teacher is a volunteer. Such is a typical day at California’s oldest state prison, which... Read more
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Deseret News
Merle Haggard turned to God more and more as he agedfell in love with music and began learning to play guitar," The Tennessean repo
Merle Haggard turned to God more and more as he aged
Deseret News / Posted 22 days ago
fell in love with music and began learning to play guitar," The Tennessean reported. "When Haggard was 20, he was sent to San Quentin State Prison after a burglary attempt," where played in a prison band and grew determined to turn his life... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79
The Houma Courier / Posted 23 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79
The Daily Comet / Posted 23 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer of populist political anthem, dies on his 79th birthdayjobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer of populist political anthem, dies on his 79th birthday
Brisbane Times / Posted 23 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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The Oklahoman
A legend dies: A ‘poet for the common man,’ Haggard was the son of Okies who left the state during the Depression and headed west.sound in the 1960s and '70s. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, wh
A legend dies: A ‘poet for the common man,’ Haggard was the son of Okies who left the state during the Depression and headed west.
The Oklahoman / Posted 23 days ago
sound in the 1960s and '70s. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, who famously served five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for a botched burglary before embarking on his music career, will be remembered for his outlaw... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Editorial, April 7, 2016: Merle Haggard and American culture warsschools after that. In 1957, he and a friend were busted trying to rob a cafe a
Editorial, April 7, 2016: Merle Haggard and American culture wars
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 23 days ago
schools after that. In 1957, he and a friend were busted trying to rob a cafe and Haggard was sentenced to five years in San Quentin State Prison. Hardly a symbol of the Moral Majority. In prison, Haggard honed a musical talent and “saw the... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacyburglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacy
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 24 days ago
burglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still open — Haggard spent two and a half years at San Quentin State Prison before being paroled in 1960, at 23. In 1972, then-California governor Ronald Reagan granted him a... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacyburglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacy
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 24 days ago
burglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still open — Haggard spent two and a half years at San Quentin State Prison before being paroled in 1960, at 23. In 1972, then-California governor Ronald Reagan granted him a... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacyburglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacy
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 24 days ago
burglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still open — Haggard spent two and a half years at San Quentin State Prison before being paroled in 1960, at 23. In 1972, then-California governor Ronald Reagan granted him a... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacyburglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacy
KTVB Boise / Posted 24 days ago
burglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still open — Haggard spent two and a half years at San Quentin State Prison before being paroled in 1960, at 23. In 1972, then-California governor Ronald Reagan granted him a... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacyburglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacy
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 24 days ago
burglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still open — Haggard spent two and a half years at San Quentin State Prison before being paroled in 1960, at 23. In 1972, then-California governor Ronald Reagan granted him a... Read more
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cmt.com
Merle Haggard: 10 of His Prime Hitsdelinquent, a ditch digger, an oil field worker and a hitchhiker. He spent his
Merle Haggard: 10 of His Prime Hits
cmt.com / Posted 24 days ago
delinquent, a ditch digger, an oil field worker and a hitchhiker. He spent his 21st birthday in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison. Haggard’s history, though downright compelling, is not why he matters. Instead, it’s because he... Read more
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The Oklahoman
'Okie from Muskogee' singer-songwriter Merle Haggard diessound in the 1960s and ’70s. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, wh
'Okie from Muskogee' singer-songwriter Merle Haggard dies
The Oklahoman / Posted 24 days ago
sound in the 1960s and ’70s. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, who famously served five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for a botched burglary before embarking on his music career, will be remembered for his outlaw... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Merle Haggard, country music legend, diesstyle he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, H
Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies
KY3 Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
style he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, Haggard spent several years in California's San Quentin State Prison, where he heard Johnny Cash play and was talked out of trying to escape by his fellow inmates, who... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Merle Haggard, country music legend, diesstyle he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, H
Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies
KSPR Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
style he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, Haggard spent several years in California's San Quentin State Prison, where he heard Johnny Cash play and was talked out of trying to escape by his fellow inmates, who... Read more
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The Age
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer, dies on his 79th birthdayHaggard in 1977. Photo: AP Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer, dies on his 79th birthday
The Age / Posted 24 days ago
Haggard in 1977. Photo: AP Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer, dies on his 79th birthdayHaggard in 1977. Photo: AP Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer, dies on his 79th birthday
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Haggard in 1977. Photo: AP Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Merle Haggard, country music legend, diesstyle he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, H
Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 24 days ago
style he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, Haggard spent several years in California's San Quentin State Prison, where he heard Johnny Cash play and was talked out of trying to escape by his fellow inmates, who... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies at 79style he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, H
Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies at 79
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 24 days ago
style he imitated. After being convicted of attempted robbery as a teenager, Haggard spent several years in California's San Quentin State Prison, where he heard Johnny Cash play and was talked out of trying to escape by his fellow inmates, who... Read more
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The Atlantic
Remembering Merle Haggard, an Outlaw and a Poetsongwriting. As a young man, he had a series of scrapes with the law, bouncing
Remembering Merle Haggard, an Outlaw and a Poet
The Atlantic / Posted 24 days ago
songwriting. As a young man, he had a series of scrapes with the law, bouncing in and out of juvenile detention and later San Quentin State Prison. It was at San Quentin that Haggard—who’d taken up the guitar as a boy—heard Johnny Cash play, which... Read more
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WA Today
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer of populist political anthem, dies on his 79th birthdayjobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer of populist political anthem, dies on his 79th birthday
WA Today / Posted 24 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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International Business Times
Tributes for country music legend Merle Haggard who has died aged 79 teen years in reform schools. In 1957, Haggard and a friend attempted to rob a
Tributes for country music legend Merle Haggard who has died aged 79
International Business Times / Posted 24 days ago
teen years in reform schools. In 1957, Haggard and a friend attempted to rob a café and he was sentenced to five years in San Quentin State Prison. Inspired by Lefty Frizzell and Johnny Cash who performed for the inmates, on his release in 1960 he... Read more
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Canberra Times
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer of populist political anthem, dies on his 79th birthdayjobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered US country singer of populist political anthem, dies on his 79th birthday
Canberra Times / Posted 24 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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CBS News
Country icon Merle Haggard dies at 79matter how bad it hurts." Haggard famously spent time in prison. In 1957, he s
Country icon Merle Haggard dies at 79
CBS News / Posted 24 days ago
matter how bad it hurts." Haggard famously spent time in prison. In 1957, he spent two years and nine months locked up in San Quentin State Prison in California. The singer said his time behind bars taught him "the absolute necessity of being... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California’s San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Country legend Merle Haggard dead at age 79Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Ro
Country legend Merle Haggard dead at age 79
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 24 days ago
Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Rose. When Mr. Haggard was 21, he was sent to San Quentin State Prison following a burglary attempt. While imprisoned, he saw country star Johnny Cash perform for the... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Country legend Merle Haggard dead at age 79Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Ro
Country legend Merle Haggard dead at age 79
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 24 days ago
Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Rose. When Mr. Haggard was 21, he was sent to San Quentin State Prison following a burglary attempt. While imprisoned, he saw country star Johnny Cash perform for the... Read more
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Orange County Register
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79
Orange County Register / Posted 24 days ago
jobs in local honky tonks. Prison curtailed these activities. In 1957, he was sentenced to five years in California's San Quentin State Prison for car theft and burglary. The burglary charge resulted from an inebriated attempt to pry open the... Read more
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USA Today
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacyburglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still
Appreciation: Merle Haggard left rich country legacy
USA Today / Posted 24 days ago
burglary — he and a friend tried to break into a restaurant while it was still open — Haggard spent two and a half years at San Quentin State Prison before being paroled in 1960, at 23. In 1972, then-California governor Ronald Reagan granted him a... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile de
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile detention centers. While serving time in San Quentin State Prison for theft, Haggard became inspired by Johnny Cash's 1958 performance at the prison to join a prison... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile de
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 24 days ago
childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile detention centers. While serving time in San Quentin State Prison for theft, Haggard became inspired by Johnny Cash's 1958 performance at the prison to join a prison... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile de
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 24 days ago
childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile detention centers. While serving time in San Quentin State Prison for theft, Haggard became inspired by Johnny Cash's 1958 performance at the prison to join a prison... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Merle Haggard dead at 79Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Ro
Merle Haggard dead at 79
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 24 days ago
Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Rose. When Mr. Haggard was 21, he was sent to San Quentin State Prison following a burglary attempt. While imprisoned, he saw country star Johnny Cash perform for the... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Ro
Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 24 days ago
Wills, and “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band”: The Maddox Brothers and Rose. When Mr. Haggard was 21, he was sent to San Quentin State Prison following a burglary attempt. While imprisoned, he saw country star Johnny Cash perform for the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile de
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 24 days ago
childhood was marked by a series of criminal offenses and stints in juvenile detention centers. While serving time in San Quentin State Prison for theft, Haggard became inspired by Johnny Cash's 1958 performance at the prison to join a prison... Read more
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