Civil Rights

IRVING: Novel approaches required to help people returning from prison

BY DOUG IRVING Eric Holmes lost two years of his life inside Pelican Bay State Prison after he and some friends tried to rob a bank. “It was a wake-up call, reality in the face,” he says now. “Is this

Letter to Editor

IRVING: More can be done to save veterans from suicide

BY DOUG IRVING Daniel Somers fought to the end—against horrific memories of what he saw in Iraq, against depression so deep it left him curled up on the floor, and against a veteran’s health system that never got him the