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16 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: San Quentin prison inmates walk to 'do what we can'

There are more than 4,000 men in San Quentin State Prison, serving time for something they did wrong.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael killer will have court-ordered parole hearing in September

Responding to a court order, the state prisons department has set a Sept. 19 parole hearing for a man convicted of murdering a Terra Linda couple in 1975.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

California's death row at San Quentin State Prison is crowded, but the execution chamber has been idle since 2006 Eric Risberg/AP A federal judge has ruled that California's use of the death penalty is dysfunctional and violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, State Prisons, George Bush

WBAL-AM Baltimore

A California Prison Inmate Went From Illiterate Convict To Educated Financial Advisor

Curtis Carroll is an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. Among its residents, he's known as "Wall Street", however you may recognize the name the "Oracle of San Quentin".

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The Press-Enterprise

Inland killers on death row

Raymond Lee Oyler: He was ordered to San Quentin State Prison in June 2009 for the arson murders of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters, Engine 57 Capt.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Los Angeles Times

California death penalty unconstitutional, judge says

California's death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled in a case that could work its way up through the court system.

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SFGate

Federal judge rules California's death penalty unconstitutional

Shown is the view a condemned inmate would have from a table inside the death chamber of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, California, Prison, State Prisons

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Patch.com

Sir Francis Drake in San Rafael Reopened 19+ Hours After Big Rig Crash

By Bay City News Service: The California Highway Patrol has reopened Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near San Quentin State Prison in Marin County where a big-rig that contained two gasoline tank trailers overturned on Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

John Hope Bryant

Murderer turned stock picker is 'Oracle of San Quentin'

Stupid choices, absolutely. Dumb, not even close. Here is but one example Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb.

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CBS Local

Overturned Big Rig Leaks Fuel, Creates Richmond Bridge Gridlock

A tanker truck crash has blocked a portion of one of Marin County's main traffic arteries Monday morning, creating a backup that extended across the Richmond Bridge throughout the morning commute.

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KTVU Oakland

Fuel spills from overturned tanker in San Rafael causing traffic backups

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Rafael is closed in both directions near San Quentin State Prison Monday morning after a tanker overturned and spilled fuel onto the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

San Quentin inmates join fight against breast cancer

Dr. Elena Tootell and inmate Sam Johnson walk on Sunday at San Quentin State Prison.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

LAPD Blog

Man Linked to1982 Cold Case Murder

Disclaimer: The LAPDonline.orgA website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, State Prisons, Prison, Los Angeles County, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

MarketWatch

How prison inmates learn about money

When Ron Tijerina returned home to his wife and sons in 2006, after serving 15 years in Ohio prisons for a rape conviction, he quickly realized that a lot had changed in the financial world.

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Related Topix: Prison, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons

MarketWatch

Murderer turned stock-picker is 'Oracle of San Quentin'

Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb. Every night, he sleeps in a cement cell.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

George Russell: WC Fields comes to Ross Valley Sanitary District

The Central Marin Sanitation Agency has signed a five-year agreement to provide sewer service to San Quentin State Prison, despite an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Ross Valley Sanitary District to block the deal.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, June 29, 2014: Watsonville sergeant joins DA's Office

Morgan Chappell has been named an inspector for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Burlingame, CA, State Prisons, Prison

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Marin sewer agencies engaged in costly legal battle over San Quentin prison contract

The Central Marin Sanitation Agency has signed a five-year agreement to provide sewer service to San Quentin State Prison, despite an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Ross Valley Sanitation District to block the deal.

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