A Lifer’s Retirement Plan

Rahsaan Thomas is a 44-year-old inmate at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. He has served 15 years of a 15-to-life sentence for 2nd-degree murder, with a 35-year enhancement for using a firearm. He shot and killed two armed men who he says were stealing...

Inmate at San Quentin makes a Legal Killing on Wall Street

The inmates at San Quentin are often highly intelligent–and usually sociopathic. Due to its racial and gang related violence, the residents refer to California’s oldest prison as “The Arena.” But aided by 4,000 volunteers, many prisoners try to improve themselves by...

Inmate Stock-Picker Called “Oracle of San Quentin”

A MarketWatch (Wall Street Journal) article about an inmate at California’s San Quentin prison bears similarities with lead character Andy Dufresne in the Stephen King novella, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” and the hit movie the “The Shawshank Redemption.”...

Murderer turned stock picker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb. Every night, he sleeps in a cement cell. At 35, he has spent his entire adulthood behind bars, and there’s a possibility he’ll never leave: He’s serving a sentence of 54 years to life, for murder. MarketWatch...

Invest Like… A Murderer?

I have a bizarre quiz for you Outsiders to take today. I’m going to give you a quote, and you have to guess who said it. Was it A) Warren Buffett or B) A convicted felon serving time for murder? You’d think it’d be pretty cut-and-dried. How in the...