It is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the south and west and by Interstate 580 to the north and east, near the northern terminus of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
As of October 30, 2013 the prison had a design capacity of 3,082 but a total institution population of 4,223, for an occupancy rate of 137 percent.
Subsequently, a new lethal injection chamber was built.
The fourth floor of the North Block was the prison's first death row facility, but additional death row space opened after executions resumed in the U. As of 2016 A dedicated psychiatric facility serves the prisoners.
A converted shower bay in the East Block hosts religious services.
He was executed at San Quentin's gas chamber on December 10, 1948.
Though numerous towns and localities in the area are named after Roman Catholic saints, and "San Quentín" is Spanish for "Saint Quentin", the prison was not named after the saint.
The 8,877-acre (35.92 km2) grant was awarded by Governor Juan B. The prison held both male and female inmates until 1932 when the original California Institution for Women prison at Tehachapi was built.
In 1941 the first prison meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous took place at San Quentin; in commemoration of this, the 25-millionth copy of the AA Big Book was presented to Jill Brown, of San Quentin, at the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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It is one of the largest prisons in the United States with a population of 4,223 inmates as of October 30, 2013.
The death row at San Quentin is divided into three sections: the quiet "North-Segregation" or "North-Seg," built in 1934, for prisoners who "don't cause trouble"; the "East Block," a "crumbling, leaky maze of a place built in 1927"; and the "Adjustment Center" for the "worst of the worst." Most of the prison's death row inmates reside in the East Block. The adjustment center received solid doors, preventing "gunning-down" or attacking persons with bodily waste.
Founded in 1996, Inmate Classified was created to address prison inmates’ need to reconnect with friends, family, as well as facilitating positive communication with people around the world.