San Quentin

San Quentin

(săn kwĕn`tən), peninsula extending into San Francisco Bay, W Calif., N of San Francisco. The state prison there was begun in 1852. San Quentin is the western terminus of the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge.

San Quentin

famous western California prison (established in 1852); the subject of many songs. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2419]
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It was about this time that the newspapers were full of the daring escape of a convict from San Quentin prison.
Others were wearing the stripes in San Quentin or Folsom.
Look at Frisco, the labor leaders doin' dirtier polities than the old parties, pawin' an' squabblin' over graft, an' goin' to San Quentin, while--what are the Frisco carpenters doin'?
The unfortunate Gluck received life imprisonment in San Quentin, while the newspapers and the public held that it was a miscarriage of justice--that the death penalty should have been visited upon him.
Gluck entered San Quentin prison on April 17, 1929.
February 24 JOHNNY CASH "The Man in Black" famously performed a concert this very afternoon in 1969, at San Quentin Penitentiary, and to the delight of the prisoners he sang about the destruction of San Quentin itself and for the very first time sang A Boy Named Sue - even the guards enjoyed it.
Upon his release from San Quentin in 2012, Kenyatta began a paid internship at RocketSpace.
Ear Hustle--prison slang for eavesdropping--is co-produced by inmates in California's San Quentin prison.
HH HHH THE crime novels of San Quentin resident and professional badass Edward Bunker have never made for great movies - see Straight Time or Animal Factory.
DOG EAT DOG, 18, 91MINS THE crime novels of San Quentin resident and professional badass Edward Bunker have never made for great movies - see Straight Time or Animal Factory.
He turned to music after being jailed for robbery - serving his sentence at the infamous San Quentin jail when Johnny Cash performed there in 1958.
Stacked in cells five stories high and dozens across, there are more than 700 death-row inmates at California's San Quentin prison, a quarter of all US prisoners awaiting execution.

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