Youth in Prison Camp: Their Time in Lens of Alum Brian L. Frank

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- He earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University in 2007, and 10 years later had an assignment from a big national magazine to shoot inmate firefighters. One of the camps he visited turned out to be Pine Grove, the last remaining camp in California that trains juvenile felons to be firefighters. He finished the inmate firefighter story, then returned on his own to the juvenile camp.

“I was really interested in continuing there because I had a connection with the guys and wanted to continue working with them,” he says.