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San Quentin State Prison (pictured, reporters inside the East Block on Tuesday) houses 725 of California's condemned prisoners, making it the biggest death row in the country

Inside America's biggest death row: Rare look inside San Quentin jail

For the first time since a federal judge put a halt to all executions in California in 2006 after ruling the state's death penalty was unconstitutional, reporters were allowed inside San Quentin State Prison.

METALLICA ST.ANGER OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO, IN San Quentin State Prison. One of the best scenes from the videoclip  “The World’s No:1 Online Heavy Metal T-Shirt Store”. Check it out our Metalhead Clothing and Apparel Store, Satanic Fashion and Black Metal T-Shirt Stores; www.HeavyMetalTshirts.net

METALLICA ST.ANGER OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO, IN San Quentin State Prison. One of the best scenes from the videoclip “The World’s No:1 Online Heavy Metal T-Shirt Store”. Check it out our Metalhead Clothing and Apparel Store, Satanic Fashion and Black Metal T-Shirt Stores; www.HeavyMetalTshirts.net

Amazing shot of Metallica preforming at San Quentin State Prison in 2003.

Metallica preforming at San Quentin State Prison, Metallica is awesome! And LOOK at how many prisoner's are watching them perform. Metallica, you rock.

Barbara Graham was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison on June 3, 1955 for the beating and suffocation of a 64 year old woman along with two convicted accomplices. Actress Susan Hayward won the Best Actress Academy Award for playing Graham in the 1958 movie, I Want To Live. She became known as   Bloody Babs by the press.

Barbara Graham was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison on June 1955 for the beating and suffocation of a 64 year old woman along with two convicted accomplices.

Death row inmate Oscar Gates in East Block at San Quentin State Prison, San Quen... - Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Death row inmate Oscar Gates in East Block at San Quentin State Prison, San Quen... - Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Scott Peterson  Housed on death row at San Quentin State Prison, Peterson was found guilty in 2005 of killing his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner.

I've pretty much read every book about this sociopath: Scott Peterson Housed on death row at San Quentin State Prison, Peterson was found guilty in 2005 of killing his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner.

“Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats. 1/?. ”

yeoldenews: “Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats.

Visitors arrive at San Quentin State Prison to see inmates perform in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at San Quentin State Prison on May 15, 2015 in San Quentin, California. Under the direction of the Marin Shakespeare Company, San Quentin State Prison inmates are performing two Shakespeare plays, Macbeth and Julius Caesar, for inmates and a select audience of outside guests. The inmates have been rehearsing for the past 8 months.  (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

Visitors arrive at San Quentin State Prison to see inmates perform in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at San Quentin State Prison on May 15, 2015 in San Quentin, California. Under the direction of the Marin Shakespeare Company, San Quentin State Prison inmates are performing two Shakespeare plays, Macbeth and Julius Caesar, for inmates and a select audience of outside guests. The inmates have been rehearsing for the past 8 months. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

This former child actor, Skylar Deleon, who appeared on the popular kids’ TV series “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” was convicted in October 2008 of three counts of first-degree murder. Deleon, who was sentenced to death in April 2009, later tried to cut off his genitals in prison. He remains on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

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johnny cash san quentin prison

On this date in Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California

Arnulfo Garcia had come to San Quentin State Prison as a heroin addict and burglar. He had transformed himself over more than 16 years into a beloved leader and living, breathing symbol of hope and redemption.

A prison newsroom mourns its former editor in chief, recently released and then killed in a crash

A prison newsroom mourns its former editor in chief, recently released and then killed in a crash - LA Times

The Insight Garden Program's Vegetable Garden at San Quentin State Prison

The Planting Justice team worked with Beth Waitkus and the Insight Garden Program to build four raised beds on the grounds of the H-Unit at San Quentin State Prison…

San Quentin State Prison – Wikipedia

San Quentin State Prison – Wikipedia

Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats (and one very familiar number). 3/?.   Les Mis, anyone?

This one must have been arrested for bird poaching. Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats (and one very familiar number). Les Mis, anyone?