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San Quentin State Prison

A view of the California State Prison at San Quentin May 15, 2009 in San Quentin, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Inmate Dies While Awaiting Execution

A 66-year-old inmate has died while awaiting execution at San Quentin State Prison for a 1988 murder in Sacramento County.

03/04/2014

File photo of a prison. (credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Quentin Inmate Dies After Falling 4 Stories

State prisons officials say an inmate has died at San Quentin State Prison after a four-story fall at the facility.

01/23/2014

California State Prison-Sacramento (credit: CBS13)

Inmates Learn Tech Sector From Silicon Valley Pros

The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled “prisoner” and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.

11/25/2013

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Man Who Killed Two Riverside County Deputies Dies On Death Row

Timothy Russell, 53, was found unresponsive in his cell late Friday and declared dead at the prison early Saturday, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

10/07/2013

(Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate From Contra Costa County Found Dead In Cell

A San Quentin death row inmate from Contra Costa County was found dead in his cell late Sunday evening.

04/15/2013

James Karis (source: CDCR)

Death Row Inmate From Sacramento County Dies In Cell

An inmate on death row at San Quentin State Prison was found dead in his cell Thursday morning.

01/31/2013

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4 Inmates Hurt In San Quentin Riot

Officials say at least four San Quentin State Prison inmates were seriously injured during a riot on an exercise yard.

02/09/2012

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Death Row Inmate Dies Of Natural Causes

A man on death row for killing three college students more than three decades ago has died of natural causes, according to prison officials.

11/23/2011

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Former San Quentin Worker Facing Drug Charges

A former worker at San Quentin State Prison is facing possible prison time over allegations he brought marijuana into the prison to sell to an inmate.

10/22/2011

San Quentin (credit: AP)

Gov. Brown Cancels Plan For New Housing In San Quentin

Gov. Jerry Brown has canceled plans for a new $356 million death row complex at San Quentin State Prison.

04/28/2011

An undated file photo of the renovated San Quentin State Prison execution chamber.

Inmate Dies While Awaiting Execution

Prison officials say a San Quentin State Prison inmate has died of natural causes while awaiting execution for a Riverside County murder.

03/07/2011