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What These Walls Won't Hold | Best Friends

Season 12 Episode 3 | 2m 27s

Adamu Chan and Isa Borgeson are best friends through thick and thin. Although Chan's incarceration has kept them apart, they are still able to share their hopes and dreams for the future when freedom becomes a reality. Borgeson herself has been leading an effort to support Chan and other loved ones at California's San Quentin while the COVID-19 pandemic rages inside the walls of the prison.

What These Walls Won't Hold | Best Friends
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