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A two-hour discussion about the dangers of climate change might not sound like the most exciting way to spend every Saturday night.
But for a few dozen inmates in San Quentin State Prison who meet weekly to participate in Green Life — a seminar about environmentalism and climate change — it’s an escape from day-to-day life behind bars.
“You forget all your problems for a few hours because you’re engulfed in something that’s way bigger than you,” said Kahlil Dallas, a former prisoner who credits the class with helping him turn his life around. “It’s a different level of learning to be humble.”