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Writer Jimmy Santiago Baca Before and After Prison

Baca co-wrote the screenplay for the new movie "Bound By Honor," about three young Chicano men from East Los Angeles and the different paths they take as they grow into adulthood. Baca is a Chicano who grew up in an orphanage in New Mexico and ended up in prison at the age of 20. He taught himself to read and write there. His collections of poetry include Black Mesa Poems and Immigrants in Our Own Land.

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Other segments from the episode on May 3, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 3, 1993: Interview with Liza Cody; Interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca; Review of Milorad Pavic's book "The Inner Side of the Wind."

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