Curtis Howard

Articles by Curtis Howard

Out of the depths

Continuing my climb from the life

“San Diego Police! Hey you, come here a minute!” It was September of 2005 and I often recall that dreadful encounter in downtown San Diego where a one-minute request turned into a three-year prison sentence. ...

Released from Pelican Bay to San Diego with $200

That’s life, and life’s not easy

When I was released from prison in June of 2008, I received $200 in cash. They call it “gate money.” It’s the standard issue for all parolees leaving California prisons, and it does not matter ...