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  1. Casha d Out at the El ReyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mercury-Register

    ... era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash's music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of ...

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  2. Expanding minds behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | SFGate

    Patten University is the only on-site degree college program in California's entire prison system. It's housed at San Quentin and the tuition-free program is so popular that prisoners across the state try to transfer to San Quentin to participate.

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  3. Innocent and sentenced to dieRead the original story

    Monday May 4 | The Torch

    ... 1969, was framed and found guilty in 1973 for the murder of Correctional Officer Jerry Sanders, and sentenced to San Quentin's death row. The California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence in 1979 after evidence pointed that the district ...

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  4. Crime Edition Visually Revisits 43 Infamous Northern California Murder SitesRead the original story

    Sunday May 3 | PR.com

    ... convicted or deceased murderers are profiled including 24 who remain incarcerated and 5 awaiting execution at San Quentin Prison. The region has also buried notables among the profiled victims including San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Supervisor ...

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  5. Murder trial reveals nuances of lethal gang politics inside SupermaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Denver Post

    ... needed a "green light" from two other Mexican Mafia leaders. Defense witness Daniel Vasquez, a former warden of San Quentin and an expert on the Mexican Mafia, acknowledged as much under cross-examination. Inside Supermax at the time were two ...

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  6. Another San Quentin Death Row Inmate Dies Alone in CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Patch.com

    A death row inmate was found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison Thursday morning, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Richard James Poynton, 64, was found unresponsive in his single-occupied cell and pronounced deceased at 6:50 a.m. Poynton was sentenced to death in Los Angeles County in 2001, for the 1999 murder of his estranged wife Maria Poynton, officials said.

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  7. Jim Mahern: Time, chance and the churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Vallejo Times-Herald

    ... a story about a meeting of chaplains he had attended. He sat with a priest who at that time was the chaplain at San Quentin who I believe was a Father O'Neill. In the course of the meeting, this priest leaned over to Father O'Neill and asked, ...

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  8. From SHU to mainline, you will be testedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... that prisoners transitioning from SHU to mainline "get connected to as many self-help programs as you can." At San Quentin Prison, Curtis Carroll, 36, who's been in prison since he was 15, has gained a reputation for his self-taught stock-picking ...

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  9. Marin County: Death row inmate found dead in San Quentin cellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Saratoga News

    A death row inmate was found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison Thursday morning, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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  10. Prison programmers? Should Alabama emulate California?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Alabama Live

    ... is theirs on release. The re-offenses in this group are 7.1 percent vs. 61 percent for general population at San Quentin. The program is called Code 7370 and cost a mere $60,000 to get running. We have many job skills we could teach in Alabama to ...

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  11. Lawyer claims client never deserved death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | KRCR

    ... toward guards. The court said a prison expert was barred from telling the jury that security is tighter at San Quentin, which is where Smith resides currently. The Shasta County District Attorney's office said they haven't started reviewing the case ...

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  12. Death row inmate found dead in cell at San QuentinRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    A 64-year-old inmate who spent 14 years on California's death row for the murder of his estranged wife has died at San Quentin State Prison. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement that Richard James Poynton was found unresponsive in his single cell on Thursday morning and pronounced dead a short time later.

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  13. Guard can sue state over injuries at home on San Quentin groundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | San Francisco Chronicle

    The state Supreme Court has cleared the way for a former San Quentin guard to sue the state for injuries he suffered when he fell on a staircase at his home on the prison grounds. Monnie Wright , a prison guard since 1997, was on his way to work in December 2010 when he fell while descending the stairs outside the home he had rented from the state.

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  14. Marin IJ Readersa Forum for May 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Marin Independent Journal

    Citizens worried about future development of the San Quentin Peninsula urge the Ross Valley Sanitary District board to release immediately the terms of a negotiated draft lawsuit settlement agreement. Bringing the draft document out from behind the veil of secrecy would be a welcome change from recent standard operating procedure under new district board president Tom Gaffney, wherein the concerned public is advised to leave the room while the board kibitzes with a battery of attorneys behind closed doors.

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  15. Merle Haggard Graduates High School With Special CeremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | RollingStone

    ... him out. It didn't worknot right away, anyway. In 1958, Haggard would serve a little less than two years at San Quentin State Prison for burglary. As an inmate at San Quentin, Haggard witnessed a performance by country giant Johnny Cash, which he ...

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  16. California high court overturns death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | The Fresno Bee

    The high court ruled Monday that Paul Gordon Smith Jr. didn't receive a proper sentencing trial. The unanimous court said an expert was improperly barred from testifying that Smith would be less of a danger to escape on San Quentin's Death Row than he was in the Shasta County jail awaiting trial.

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  17. Calif. high court overturns torture killer's death sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | SFGate

    The high court ruled Monday that Paul Gordon Smith Jr. didn't receive a proper sentencing trial. The unanimous court said an expert was improperly barred from testifying that Smith would be less of a danger to escape on San Quentin's Death Row than he was in the Shasta County jail awaiting trial.

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  18. State Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence Of Redding Man Who Tortured And Killed WomanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | CBS Local

    ... court said an expert was improperly barred from testifying that Smith would be less of a danger to escape on San Quentin's Death Row than he was in the Shasta County jail awaiting trial. The jury was told of Smith's several attempts to escape from ...

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  19. Republican stance on death penalty appears to be shiftingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Fox News

    FILE: Undated: A handout picture from San Quentin State Prison showing a lethal-injection room at the facility, in San Quentin, Calif. Nebraska's Republican-dominated Legislature is making a concerted push to do away with the state's death penalty, the latest sign of cracks in conservatives' once-bedrock support for capital punishment.

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  20. A Look Inside San Quentin State Prison's Baseball LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Switched

    It's not exactly the opening day experience of Yankee Stadium, but for some of the inmates at San Quentin State Prison, baseball games have come to carry just as much weight. The idea of prison league sports has been covered and depicted before, perhaps most-notably in the movie "The Longest Yard."

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