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California State Prison at San Quentin

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Corporate name headingCalifornia State Prison at San Quentin
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Variant(s)California. State Prison, San Quentin
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin Prison
Biography/History noteThe California State Prison at San Quentin is a penitentiary in Marin County, California.
Beginning date1852-07
LocatedMarin County (Calif.)
Field of activityAdministration
Found inNUCMC data from Marin County Hist. Soc. (San Rafael, Calif.) for Duffy, C.T. Papers, ca. 1940-1951 (Papers of Clinton Duffy, warden of San Quentin Prison from 1940-1951)
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation website, via WWW, July 14, 2014 (San Quentin State Prison; est. July 1852 at Point San Quentin; built by inmates; housed male and female inmates until 1933, women then transferred to women's prison at Tehachapi; located in Marin County, Calif.; four cell blocks, one maximum security cell block, Central Health Care Service Building, a medium security dorm setting, and a minimum security firehouse; state's only gas chamber and death row for all male condemned inmates are located at San Quentin)