After working for 30 years in the financial industry, I’ve long volunteered in Marin County in  various worthwhile activities such as Whistlestop Senior Center and St. Vincent De Paul Kitchen. San Quentin has been a unique, and the most rewarding, experience in that I work with people making hopeful transitions, those who are struggling to redeem past mistakes and transform the future. What has seemed amazing to me is what a fine line separates the tensions and motivations of those who have ended up in prison and those of us on the outside.  The Free to Succeed program is a fascinating way to understand more about the society we live in.