AFTER LIFE | Episode 1 The Neighborhood The untold story of how a group of incarcerated men reshaped rehabilitation in California

Welcome to Season Two: AFTER LIFE
1. The Neighborhood

Art by Mara J. Reynolds for Gray Area

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Meet Gilbert Bao, who was sentenced to life in prison but found a new life after life. In our first episode, Gilbert takes us through his old neighborhoods as we explore the many factors and reasons why a frightened 8-year old from East Los Angeles grows up to become a man facing a life sentence.


Special thanks to our feedback crew: Estrella Zarate-Pacheco, Richard Rojas-Rangel, Carlos René Castro and Rosita Boland.

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Julie Reynolds

About Julie Reynolds

Julie Reynolds is a freelance journalist who has reported for the Center for Investigative Reporting, The Nation, NPR, PBS, The Imprint, The NewsGuild and other outlets. She is a co-founder of Voices of Monterey Bay and associate editor at The Imprint.