San Quentin Prison sits like a fortress along the bay just north of San Francisco. It is bordered by some of the most expensive residential real estate in the country. But at the edge of this scenic peninsula, 5,400 inmates are locked up.
San Quentin has California's only death chamber, with 656 inmates waiting to be executed.
On death row, each prisoner is confined to a cell just large enough for a bed and toilet. Read full article »