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  1. Former deputy gets 90-day prison evaluationRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... Judge Leland Davis said he needed more information about his mental health and ordered him transported to San Quentin Prison for a 90-day diagnostic term. The three-month stay is aimed at determining sentencing in borderline cases and giving the ...

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  2. 'Get Hard' trailer: Kevin Hart prepares Will Ferrell for prisonRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... to get his affairs in order, King offers Darnell a pretty penny to whip him into shape before he's shipped to San Quentin, and though he probably knows more about soap suds than shanks, Darnell obliges. If you can't guess what happens next, it ...

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  3. Jurists hear arguments in case of former Vanden star, convicted killer CrittendenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Daily Republic

    More than 14 months after a federal judge overturned the 1989 conviction and death sentence of a former Vanden High School sports great, a three-justice panel of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit heard oral arguments Tuesday on an effort by authorities to reverse the 2013 ruling. Steven E. Crittenden has been on death row at San Quentin prison for 25 years.

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  4. One Night Gone WrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | SFGate

    KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the award-winning San Quentin Prison Report , a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

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  5. Crosscurrents: December 15, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | SFGate

    The San Quentin Prison Repor t: One Night Gone Wrong; preserving culture with music; Care to join me in a Mint?; and San Francisco group Foxtails Brigade.

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  6. Hear from Whorton about Curry in Carson CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Nevada Appeal

    ... prison on Carson City's east side. The prison was built in 1862 and is the third-oldest in the West, after only San Quentin and Alcatraz. It was decommissioned in May, 2012. For more information on NSPPS and membership, visit www.nspps.org. You may ...

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  7. San Quentin death row inmate dies in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Inside Bay Area

    San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said Tuesday. Elliot, 55, was convicted of the murder of bartender Sherri Gandy at the Black Stallion bar in Orangevale in Sacramento County in the early morning hours of June 1, 1994.

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  8. San Quentin death row inmate diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | SFBay

    San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said on Tuesday. Elliot, 55, was convicted of the murder of bartender Sherri Gandy at the Black Stallion bar in Orangevale in Sacramento County in the early morning hours of June 1, 1994.

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  9. San Quentin Inmates Are Learning How to CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Oakland Post

    ... motivation to learn the material. Christopher Schuhmacher is one of them. On Quora , a Q and A website used by San Quentin inmates, he described it as a chance for him to "regain the technological relevance" that has been passing him by while in ...

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  10. Hire a coder behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | CNN

    For the first time, inmates at San Quentin State Prison have the opportunity to learn one of the most coveted skills on the job market. A programming course called Code.7370 is teaching 18 inmates software and web development skills.

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  11. Merle Haggard: 10 Prime HitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | CMT.com

    ... a ditch digger, an oil field worker and a hitchhiker. He spent his 21st birthday in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison. Haggard's history, though downright compelling, is not why he matters. Instead, it's because he created an epic ...

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  12. Music review: Dresher, Neuburg team up on densely layered cycleRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | SFGate

    ... about. In "A Picture Screen Stands in Solitude," Dresher constructed a hauntingly dramatic scene out of a young San Quentin inmate's essay about two contrasting photographs. And Neuburg's final offering - a whimsical and exuberantly witty four-song ...

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  13. NYPD says 'Black Guerrilla Family' warning not deemed credible, specific to NYC copsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | SILive.com

    ... The Black Guerrilla Family is a militant group active in the Maryland prison system. It was formed in San Quentin Prison in California in the late 1960s, and has historical ties to the Black Panthers and its offshoot, the Black Liberation Army. BLA ...

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  14. NYPD officers warned that 'Black Guerilla Family' members are looking to shoot an on-duty copRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | SILive.com

    ... spokesman told the Advance he had no information on any such threat. The "Black Guerilla Family" was formed in San Quentin Prison in California in the late 1960s. A Washington Post piece from July 2013 details how the gang built its power base in ...

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  15. CMT All-Time Top 40: Merle Haggard Is No. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | CMT.com

    ... trains and get in trouble, which he did. After a few stints in juvenile detention centers, he spent two years in San Quentin Prison for a botched robbery. While in prison, he attended a performance by Johnny Cash which inspired him to turn his life ...

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  16. Girl's killer dies after 22 years on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Marin Independent Journal

    Charles Keith Richardson served 22 years on San Quentin's death row. One of two men convicted in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Tulare County died Tuesday after 22 years on death row, the state prisons department announced.

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  17. SF Nonprofit Teaches San Quentin Inmates How to CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | NBC Los Angeles

    Stephanie Chuang reports. San Quentin is California's oldest state penitentiary and home to those sentenced to life behind bars and even death for the most violent of crimes.

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  18. SF Nonprofit Teaches San Quentin Inmates How to CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | NBC Bay Area

    San Francisco-based nonprofit The Last Mile is running a program titled Code 7370, which teaches San Quentin inmates HTML, CSS and JavaScript. San Quentin is California's oldest state penitentiary and home to those sentenced to life behind bars and even death for the most violent of crimes.

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  19. Bringing the truth to light: Sunlight deprivation at San QuentinRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... source of Vitamin D is a chemical reaction which occurs when our skin is exposed to direct sunlight. These San Quentin exercise cages are covered with a roof that allows in sunlight only through rust holes and keeps out the prying eyes of visitors. ...

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  20. Paul Dresher, Amy X Neuberg team on tribute to Diane ArbusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... having dinner with an old friend, the great photographer Richard Misrach, who told him about Michael Nelson, a San Quentin inmate sentenced to 25 years to life for a murder he committed at 15. As part of a prison class assignment, Nelson was asked ...

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