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  1. D.A. won't retry death penalty phase for convicted killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KRCR

    ... his violent attitude toward guards. A prison expert was barred from telling the jury that security is tighter at San Quentin. In lieu of the death sentence, Smith will now serve a life sentence. This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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  2. The Black ones tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | San Francisco Bay View

    ... me of 2004, when I came within three hours and 42 minutes of being executed by the state of California at San Quentin prison. I had known for quite a long time that there was a Black man who was the spokesman to the media for this institution ...

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  3. 8 prisoners who found love behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Metro UK News

    ... California. But that didn't put off freelance magazine editor Doreen Lioy, who married him at a ceremony in San Quentin prison, or a string of other fans who cheered him on at his trial and sent nude pictures. Psychopath Dennis Nilsen is serving a ...

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  4. Open Letter to Congressman Jared Huffman Regarding His Drought Response BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Kos

    ... response is, if not punitive, certainly not encouragement. The idea of a desalination plant at or near Point San Quentin has been proposed several times. However, the impacts of the brine outfall into the federally listed winter run chinook salmon ...

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  5. Prison Arts Project SerendipityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Daily Kos

    ... Garcia Jr. over 20 years ago. A few weeks ago we were texting because he was starting a project with inmates at San Quentin in which they were going to create their own graphic novel (bound comic book), and he wanted me to come in to give a talk ...

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  6. New on DVD and Blu-ray, June 30, 2015: 'Get Hard,' 'The Gunman,' plus 'Jupiter Ascending'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Alabama Live

    ... you're at it. GET HARD (R) Will Ferrell plays millionaire James King who gets nailed for fraud and sentenced to San Quentin before he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him to go behind bars. Despite a bit of a theatrical comedy cold streak ...

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  7. California death penalty: High court ruling could resume executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Inside Bay Area

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinforced the ability of states to rely on lethal injection to carry out executions, handing down a ruling in an Oklahoma case that awakens California's long-dormant effort to revive the death penalty. The Supreme Court's decision triggers what promises to be a tangled, prolonged legal process that could ultimately lead to a resumption of executions in the Golden State -- although it could still be years before the doors reopen in San Quentin's death chamber.

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  8. Public Safety: Will court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Press-Enterprise

    U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday upholding the use of a controversial drug in lethal injections may be the catalyst to resume executions in California as early as next year

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  9. California executions could resume under high court rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Contra Costa Times

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinforced the ability of states to rely on lethal injection to carry out executions, handing down a ruling out of Oklahoma that unlocks California's long dormant effort to revive the death penalty in this state. The Supreme Court's decision triggers what promises to be a tangled, prolonged legal process that could ultimately lead to a resumption of executions in the Golden State -- although it could still be years before the doors reopen in San Quentin's death chamber.

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  10. The week ahead: 'Get Hard,' 'The Gunman,'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Examiner.com

    ... on-demand premiere dates: When millionaire James King (played by Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis (played by Kevin Hart) to prep him to go behind bars. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie ...

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  11. Lethal injectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... Oklahoma legal challenge. It would mark the first progress in years toward devising a new execution procedure at San Quentin, where California has not executed a condemned killer in nearly a decade. However, even though the Brown administration will ...

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  12. Supreme Court's lethal injection approval opens door for new California execution processRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Contra Costa Times

    ... Oklahoma legal challenge. It would mark the first progress in years toward devising a new execution procedure at San Quentin, where California has not executed a condemned killer in nearly a decade. However, even though the Brown administration will ...

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  13. Death Row inmate Raynard Cummings from Pacoima has one regretRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | LA Daily News

    ... the same division, in the mid-to-late 70s. Paul Verna was murdered by Raynard Cummings and Kenneth Gay in 1983. San Quentin >> Raynard Cummings says he has been “fighting to live” on California's death row for nearly three decades. ...

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  14. Soledad Brother John Clutchette asks for your helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... the Parole Board as though the events of 1971 were something new. I wasn't charged or indicted with the San Quentin Six, yet the governor acts as if I was an unindicted conspirator. Before I close, let me go on record by saying none of us - George, ...

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  15. Death Row Prisoners Challenge Torturous Conditions in San Quentin's "Adjustment Center"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Indybay.org

    SAN QUENTIN. Six condemned men living in extreme isolation in San Quentin's Adjustment Center filed a class action lawsuit on June 17, 2015, seeking to end the inhumane and degrading conditions in which they are confined and challenging the complete absence of meaningful procedures by which they are placed and retained in those conditions.

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  16. The great American prison novelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Examiner.com

    ... story, until he is tossed aside. Braly's work, first published in 1967, tells the tale of what life was like in San Quentin, no doubt acquiring inspiration out of his own personal experiences considering Braly spent a good deal of the first forty ...

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  17. Crosscurrents: June 23, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | SFGate

    The homeless in San Francisco, going back to prison in The San Quentin Prison Report, a StoryCorps on the Bay Area version of the march to Montgomery during the Civil Rights era, plus local musicians Sunhaze.

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  18. San Quentin Prison Report: Back to prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | SFGate

    Local prison San Quentin combats recidivism with programs to help people adapt back into society. One of those projects is San Quentin Prison Report, a program training those who are incarcerated to produce stories from the inside.

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  19. Appeal denied for mass killer Moochie WelchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Inside Bay Area

    David Esco "Moochie" Welch, 57, is on San Quentin Death Row for killing six people, including his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend and two toddlers, as they slept in an East Oakland home before dawn on Dec. 8, 1986. It was the largest mass killing in Oakland's history before One Goh, 46, shot and killed seven people at Oikos University on April 2, 2012.

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  20. Death Row prisoners challenge torturous conditions in San Quentin's 'Adjustment Center'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | San Francisco Bay View

    Six condemned men living in extreme isolation in San Quentin's Adjustment Center filed a class action lawsuit today seeking to end the inhumane and degrading conditions in which they are confined and challenging the complete absence of meaningful procedures by which they are placed and retained in those conditions. The class action lawsuit asserts violations of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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