| San Quentin State Prison is a California State Prison located near the city of San Rafael, California. Opened in July 1852, it is the oldest prison in the state. California's only death row for male inmates, the largest in the United States, is located at the prison. It has a gas chamber, but since 1996, executions at the prison have been carried out by lethal injection.
Other names for the institution include San Quentin, California State Prison at San Quentin (as established in the California Penal Code), San Quentin Prison, San Q, SQ (its official acronym), The Q, and Q. The prison is well-known because of its current and former inmates; because it has been featured on film, video, and television; because famous concerts have been held there; and because it is the subject of many books.
Location: Corte Madera, CA
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