At San Quentin State Prison, flowers really do bloom from concrete. Jeff’s garden shows how a nurturing environment & tender care can bring about a new life, despite unfavorable factors & early challenges. Jeff Long (CDCR # K13513) is featured in this FirstWatch video, created by Adnan Khan (CDCR # F55145) & music by Eric “Maserati” Abercrombie (CDCR # AH0609). FirstWatch is a media project started by incarcerated men at San Quentin State Prison. All the content is shot, directed, cut, & scored entirely by the journalists inside prison.
First Watch is a media project started at San Quentin State Prison. Through personal narratives told from the perspective of those inside, the project highlights the transformative work that can take place inside prison walls. In an effort to humanize incarceration, the series explores how accountability and rehabilitation open the potential for healing and restoration. It is the first project of its kind; shot, directed, cut, and scored entirely by the men inside.